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The Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre is a black box theatre that seats 100 audience members in its current proscenium configuration.

The theatre is seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so no seating chart is available or necessary.

Pictured above is the theatre as seen in This is a Chair, directed by PhD candidate D.J. Hopkins (MFA Dramaturgy 96, PhD 03). Below left is the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in Arrangements, lighting design by Jason H. Thompson (MFA 04). Below right is another view of the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre, in Nuptual Flight by MFA Playwright Julia Edwards, with the open loading doors visible in the back of the set.

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Technical Specifications:

A 2,240 square-foot performance and rehearsal space in black box configuration with a 22-foot ceiling that features a permanently installed lighting grid and circuits. Thirty-four dressing room stations are shared by the Mandell Weiss Forum. A full stage management booth is currently installed for calling as well as and light and sound operation.

Information on technical lighting specifications for the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre is available
here on our website.

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9500 Gilman Drive MC0344
La Jolla, CA 92093
Tel: (858) 534-3791