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Housed in the Fine Arts Building on the UNK campus, the Theatre facilities include the Miriam Drake Theatre, Studio Theatre, theatre design lab, costume shop, scene shop, dressing rooms, and classroom/green room.
MIRIAM DRAKE THEATRE
The Miriam Drake Theatre is a 334-seat proscenium house complete with a sizable fly system, modern sound and lighting equipment, stage traps, orchestra pit, and all of the equipment necessary for high quality productions.
The Studio Theatre is a completely versatile "black box" performance and classroom space located in the basement of the Fine Arts building. The Studio Theatre, with its movable seating risers, can accommodate up to 100 people in various configurations for classes, mainstage season performances, student-directed pieces, and special projects.
THEATRE DESIGN LAB
The Theatre Design Lab is a classroom and student work space equipped with computers, software, and other tools specifically intended for theatre design classes and projects. Theatre majors and minors, as well as other students enrolled in Theatre classes, are invited to utilize the Theatre Design Lab at almost any time during normal building hours.
The Costume Shop, also located in the basement of the Fine Arts building, houses the equipment and materials necessary to create the costumes for each mainstage production. The majority of the costumes for each production are constructed by student employees on site in the costume shop, or pulled from the sizable stock available in costume storage.
The Scene Shop is a fully functioning shop used for all of the technical tasks necessary to mount UNK theatre productions. The student staff in the scene shop is responsible for the construction of scenery and props, scene painting, rigging, and electrics (lighting and sound).
Two large dressing rooms (one men's, one women's), located in the basement of the Fine Arts building, are used during performances in the Theatre performance spaces and other areas of the Fine Arts Building. The dressing rooms also serve as a classroom space for the Stage Makeup courses.
The primary Theatre classroom space (FA 212) is a very versatile room which is often used as the green room for productions, a meeting space, an alternate work space for the scene shop, and just about any other project/event requiring a little extra room.