THE THEATER Pheonix College has one of the oldest and most respected theater programs in the state of Arizona. It was named after a former theater instructor and director. This theater is primarily used by the Theater Department, but it is also used for professional theater in downtown Phoenix. It serves as a community theater as well as a learning facility for the college.
RELATIONSHIP TO SURROUNDINGS • Campus plan - located in the middle of the campus. (in downtown Phoenix)
DEVELOPMENT OF PLAN • SURROUNDING CAMPUS PLAN: Shape of building responds to and is defined by circulation needs of campus
PARTI Parti is arranged within this irregular trapezoidal shape RR CAST SEATING STAGE RR DRESSING LOBBY TERRACE TICKETS CREW ENTRANCE
ZONES AND PROGRAM PUBLIC HOUSE SERVICES AND SUPPORT
WHY THIS THEATER?SIMILARITIES TO OURPROGRAM: OVERALL SIZE & ORGANIZATION: lobby, stage, wings, green room and back stage NUMBER OF SEATS: 278 (OURS: 250) TYPE OF PERFORMANCES: plays, dancing, speeches and presentations.
COMPARISON Off axis entrance Larger gathering hall More traditional stage Less defined separation between stage and backstage Similar parti set up Olympic Theater Arts, Sequim, WA
EVALUATION • SUCCESSFUL IN RESPONDING TO SIGHT • DISTINCT SEPARATION OF ZONES • PLAN IS EASY TO NAVIGATE AND FUNCTIONAL • CREATES AN INTIMATE SPACE APPROPRIATE FOR A COMMUNITY THEATER