About Us: Facilities
Some of the Department of Dramatic Art facilities are available for reservation by students and/or members of the community. For information about these facilities, contact Michael Rolleri, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Dramatic Art
Opened in 1998, the Center for Dramatic Art features two beautiful theatres, spacious studios for classes, rehearsals and performances, a fully-equipped costume complex and scene shop, a sound design studio, and departmental office and meeting space.
Paul Green Theatre
The Paul Green Theatre is the home of PlayMakers Repertory Company. Seating five hundred, its versatile thrust stage was designed by the legendary Desmond Heeley. The theatre is named for the Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, teacher and humanist, Paul Green, who was an early graduate of the Department of Dramatic Art. During each season, which runs from October through April, PlayMakers presents five shows in the Paul Green Theatre. This theatre is part of the larger complex of the Center for Dramatic Art, which also houses the PlayMakers scene shop, costume shop, office space, rehearsal hall, four acting studios, one traditional classroom and the Kenan Theatre.
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre
Completed in 1999, the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre is a flexible performance space which seats nearly 120 in the thrust configuration and over 200 when in the round. Located in the Center for Dramatic Art next to the Paul Green Theatre, it is a black box facility that includes a $350,000 lighting and sound system. Two graduate-level performances take place there annually along with several undergraduate productions directed by faculty. Students completely produce six to eight others.