York Arena Theatre
The Zack L. York Theatre is a 39’ 0” by 43’ 3” “black box” space which seats up to 115 patrons on moveable risers, and is equipped with a Unistrut gridiron 14’ 0” above the stage floor. The intimacy of the space makes it ideal for more experimental and edgy fare.
The Arena is frequently used for student-directed productions (the Footlights I and II series), acting and directing classes, as well as the York Arena Series, consisting of two faculty or student directed productions each season. It is also the home of New Play Project, a summer collaboration between the Theatre and English Departments, providing the opportunity for student actors, directors, and playwrights to work together in creating new work.
The York Theatre uses the following equipment:
- 24-dimmer lighting system with a Horizon control system and an inventory of 36 lighting instruments, cable, color media, and accessories
- stereo audio system controlled by a 10-channel analog powered mixer, compact disk player, cassette deck, and speakers
- SFX based digital audio workstation providing 4-channel digital I/O
- intercom system and infrared video stage monitor system