Description of Subject:
Signature Theatre’s Director of Production Paul Ziemer joins Theatre Consultants from Auerbach Pollock Friedlander and Acoustics Consultants from Akustiks in a presentation and open discussion about the development process and the design of spaces and choices for systems and equipment at the Pershing Square, Signature Center. The Center is the new permanent home of Signature Theatre Company, which opened in January 2012 and currently in its second season. The 70,000 square foot project fulfills Founding Artistic Director James Houghton’s vision of a three-theatre center, supporting the company’s expanded series of programs focusing on the core mission of celebrating the role of the playwright. The facility is designed by Gehry Partners LLP, with Executive Architect H3, and located within a 59-story high rise hotel and residential tower developed by the Related Companies (developer for Time Warner Building with Jazz at Lincoln Center). Covering an entire city block, the new Signature Center’s three performance venues include the End Stage, a 299-seat theatre; the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, a 199-seat flexible theatre; and the 199-seat Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. The performance spaces are situated around a central lobby with a café and bookstore. The project also includes a 99-seat performance/rehearsal space and a second rehearsal studio as well as Signature Theatre’s administrative offices.
Panelists: Paul Ziemer, Director of Production, Signature Theatre; Don Guyton – Senior Associate, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander; Daniel Mei – Senior Associate, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, Russell Todd – Principal, Akustiks