A theater is a place where students of all majors can learn to become better presenters, and develop stronger skills to think and act on their feet, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Smart said.
Ryan Devaney ’18, who is studying lighting, said the new theater enables him to take his passion to new heights.
The theatre is equipped with the latest and greatest equipment, giving the students and staff training and capabilities they’ve never had in the past. One specific piece of gear that they look forward to using is the “God mic,” which allows the user to speak with anybody throughout the building.
Previously, the students learned and performed in the university’s Clarice L. Buckman Theater, a space they shared with other student organizations.
The students will debut their first mainstage production, “Doubt,” at the theater October 12-15. The show, written by John Patrick Stanley and directed by Tom Schwans, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on October 12-13 and at 2 p.m. and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on October 14. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens and $15 for general admission.
The Theatre Arts Center is located at 515 Sherman Avenue in Hamden.