College of Arts and Communication

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Theatre/Dance Department
Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Allegretti, academic department associate
PH: 262-472-1566

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Performance Spaces

Barnett Theatre

The Theatre/Dance Department's main stage, this 412 seat theatre was constructed in 1971 as part of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, and in 2002 underwent a major renovation that included improvements in lighting, sound, and overall facility. The Department is in the initial planning stages for another renovation, details will be announced when they are available.  This theatre is host to many productions throughout the year, as well as functioning as a hands-on classroom.

Barnett Theatre features:

  • A large proscenium stage with full flyspace
  • Four on stage electrics, two side stage electrics, and one catwalk electric
  • A full array of lighting fixtures including Studio Spot automatic moving lights and scrolling fixtures
  • A large light booth with an Obsession II light board and several light storage areas
  • A modern sound booth equipped with Sony Sound Forge and Audacity sound building programs, a Crest Audio X Eight sound board, and an instant replay machine 
  • A myriad of various microphones, and other sound equipment

Hicklin Studio Theatre

The black box theatre is where students will experience the versatility of this space because it can be converted into an arena, corner or thrust seating arrangement. This theatre is home to the Summeround Series, an occasional mainstage production as well as scenes and one acts from our directing classes. In addition to a performance space, this theater serves as a classroom and rehearsal space.

Hicklin Studio Theatre features:

  • A 50' x 50' space that includes a full pipe grid overhead
  • An Obsession 600 Light Board, a 150 dimmer per circuit lighting system, and a full lighting fixture inventory with conventional lights as well as moving lights and scrollers
  • The sound system features SFX software for playback with a 18 x 4 x 2 mixer and a complete system of amps and speakers
  • The sound system also includes the standard CD, minidisk and cassette players.

Hicklin Studio Theatre is named after Dr. Fannie Hicklin who was a part of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for 24 years as a teacher, director and administrator. She directed over 50 theatre productions and her love for theatre continues to be celebrated year after year in this black box theatre.

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