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Theatre Projects collaborates on transformation of Atlanta's Alliance Theatre
USA - Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre recently revealed the final renderings for a renovation that will completely transform its facilities. The project, which will begin in the summer of 2017, will help the Tony Award-winning theatre company produce ambitious works, better engage with the surrounding community, and provide audiences with more dynamic and comfortable theatre-going experiences.
The transformation, led by Trahan Architects in collaboration with Theatre Projects (theatre designer and planner) and Talaske (acoustician), will include a complete overhaul of the Alliance Stage, the 770-seat main stage theatre. Among dozens of improvements and additions, the overhaul will entail re-seating the room to pull the audience closer to the stage for a more intimate experience, new staircases and terraces for better audience circulation, a new audio system, upgrades to LED lighting, greater access for people with disabilities, new dressing rooms, and multi-purpose rooms that can be used for rehearsal, classes, and events.
“The Alliance Theatre is an Atlanta institution,” says David Rosenburg, Theatre Projects’ project manager. “We’re thrilled to help the Alliance Theatre create a more impactful and intimate theatre space by redesigning the audience area to give everyone great sightlines and create a more performer-friendly room shape. Along with Trahan Architects, we have designed a unique space with the very best technical theatre accommodations."
During the renovation, the Alliance Theatre will make the most of their displacement by performing 12 different works in 12 distinct locations in the Atlanta area, collaborating with area arts groups and engaging with the community in the process, furthering the company’s commitment to civic engagement and arts education.
This is the first major renovation of the Alliance Theatre, which opened in 1968 and is part of the Woodruff Arts Center campus—also home to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art.
The renovations are scheduled to be completed by fall 2018, when the Alliance Theatre will return to their transformed home to begin their 50th season.
4th November 2015
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