STALLER CENTER TECHNICAL INFORMATION
The following addresses are for TECHNICAL CONTACT ONLY. Any other inquiries will
not be answered.
phone: (631) 632-7236
phone: (631) 632-7249
Snail mail address:
Center for the Arts room 2031
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425
Fax machine number:
Directions to the Staller
Center Stage door and loading dock from the LIE (495)
(interstate 495) East (from New York City - Midtown Tunnel) to EXIT 62
: Nicholls Road (county road 97) Take Nicholls Road (CR 97) NORTH
toward Stony Brook.
After 6.3 miles
on Nicholls Road North you
will come to Route 347
Cross over Route
347 proceed 2.2 miles passing two traffic lights.
The second light is the 1ST (south) entrance to the Stony
this entrance. DO NOT TURN!!
MAIN ENTRANCE to the campus.
LEFT onto Shirley Kenny Drive.
At the next
traffic light turn right onto Circle Road
the next left onto John Toll Dr. (maybe 50
yards from the traffic light).
The road curves slightly to the left. After the grey wall on the
left you will see three ramps/loading areas next to one another.
pass all of these. On the left you will see a tall
windowless brown brick extension of a building (looks
rather like a fly loft). Pull into the next loading dock on left
(immediately after the large windowless
brown brick building segment close to the road). This is the Staller
Center theatre loading dock.
Very Important to
NOT to turn at the 1st entrance of the university.
If GPS is used, you
may be directed to park at the front of the building, please follow the
directions above ....
Stony Brook is about
a 2 hour drive from New York City
in average conditions. absolute best case 1 hour, in rush hour maybe 4
hours or more.
MAIN THEATRE TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
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- Theater Pictures
- Seating capacity:
- Width: 46' - 4"
- Height: 29' - 10"
- Plaster line to last
pipe batten: 25' - 7"
- Plaster line to rear
wall: 34' - 0"
- Plaster line to
downstage edge of apron: 12' - 2"
- Last pipe batten to
rear wall: 8' - 0"
- Please read below
about orchestra shell stored dimensions and reference the ground plan and
section to better understand the conditions if you require more than 25'
- Wall to wall: 89' - 8"
- Center line to SR wall
(usable space): 42' approximately
- Center line to SL wall
(usable space): 39' - 6" approximately
- Wing space: Assuming a
playing area opening (drape to drape) of about 40' (our typical) then the
remaining wing space completely offstage of the legs is:
- Stageleft: 11' to the
- Stageright: 14' give
or take a foot for items on the wall.
- Stage floor to grid:
62' - 5"
- Stage floor to
"clouds" above apron: 26' - 2"
- Stage floor to most
pipe battens "gridded": 57' - 0"
- Stage floor to bottom
of pin rail/patch panel loft stageright: 17' - 10" (14' 5" in some areas)
- Proscenium height: 29'
- Front of House:
- 200' Cable run to
lighting control booth
- 250' Cable run to FOH
- 140' Line of sight
from projection/camera position
- Loading dock:
- Location: stageright
- Height: 51"
- Loading area 'garage
door' 10' 7" W x 11' 7" H
- Loading dock edge to
garage door 11' 3"
- Maximum opening of
doorway between stageright and loading area 7' 4" W x 12' 1" H
- Largest objects that
could travel from outside the building to the stage via the loading dock:
- Largest box size:
approximately 7' 4" W x 10' 6" L x 11' 6" H
- Longest object less
than 8" W approximately 30' L may be accommodated
- Given appropriate
advance notice there can be sufficient space adjacent to the loading area to
park 4 large vehicles (3 48' trailers and a bus or whatever.) Additional
vehicles may need to park on a sidewalk across the street from the loading
area or other areas increasingly distant from the loading area.
- Hydraulic stage lift /
elevator / pit:
- Location: downstage of
- dimensions: 45' - 6" x
10' - 0" approximate; trapezoid; see groundplan.
- Designated stops:
- Stage - level with
- Seating - 3' 1" below
- Orchestra - 8' 2"
below stage; usually played at 7' 6" below stage with one 8" step at each
- Pit / trap room - 17'
4" below stage
- The lift is able to
stop at any level between these however access is inconvenient and must be
requested, discussed, and planned for in advance.
- Control: remote unit on
lift itself or console on stageright.
- Maximum load
approximately 5000 pounds.
- 3 separate company
switches are available.
- Each panel (or company
switch) provides a 3 phase, 400 Amp, 120/208 Volt, 5 wire service.
- Located on stageright.
- Cam-lok only. No bare wire leads.
- 1 220V "dryer plug"
receptacle for vehicle shore power use. Note: this service is connected to
one of the company switches.
- About 6 separate 20A "edison"
or "U-ground" wall receptacle circuits are available onstage. If you need a
lot of wall power and do not have your own PD then please discuss this in
- (1) ETC Ion control
- (1) wired ETC RFU
- ETCNet2 installed
- Nodes and Ports Locations
- Backstage Right DMX Node
- Backstage Right Port
- Backstage Left Port
- FOH Catwalk 2 Ports House Left
- House Right
Port (mid house tech table position)
- Projection Booth Port
- Light Booth
Port and Node
(4) DMX Nodes
(2) Video Nodes
- 2 Permanent house
electrics (linesets B and C) have 35 circuits each
- 124 Additional
circuits available for overhead use on stage; 64 on stageleft and 60 on
- 20 Circuits in 5 floor
pockets upstage of playing area.
- For a complete
breakdown of all circuit locations by number click here
- Instrument inventory
(including normally hung units) :
- ETC Source 4:
- (60) 36 Degree (6X9)
- (40) 26 Degree (6x12)
- (40) 19 Degree ; all
are normally hung on first bridge and in first slot.
- (30) 10 Degree ; all
are normally hung on second bridge and in second slot.
- (30) Altman 8"
fresnels - 1 KW
- (65) PAR 64 cans - 1
KW WFL MFL NSP or VNSP lamps available
- (8) 4 Circuit farcycs
- 500 W, all are normally hung on permanent electric #2 (line set C)
- (2) Lycian Super Arc
400 followspots - 400 W
- Additional lighting
- (8) Booms (maximum
sidearm height of 14')
- (51) Sidearms
- Color frames for all
- (34) Template holders
for source 4 units.
- (28) Other somewhat
suboptimal template holders for source 4 units (loose fit, require clip to
- (10) Glass template
holders for source 4 units.
- (10) Universal Iris
slot Template holders
- (9) Irises for source
- (32) "Square" 8" barn
doors for PAR or Fresnel units.
- (14) "Trapezoid" 8"
barn doors for PAR or Fresnel units.
- Pin connector
extension cable, two-fers, etc. (see inventory)
- Normally hung fixtures:
- First bridge: (24) 19
degree Source 4
- Second bridge: (24) 10
degree Source 4
- First slots (box
booms): (13) 19 degree Source 4,
(2) 26 degree Source 4 house left and house right
- Second slots (box
booms): (4) 10 degree Source 4, house left and house right
- First and second
electrics (linesets B and C): (2) 16" scoops each for worklights
- Second electric: (8) 4
circuit farcycs (upstage side of truss)
- Mixing consoles:
- Allen&Heath GL-4000 :
24 Channel (4 stereo) in, 8 main out, 10 aux sends, 11x4 matrix, et cetera.
- (1) Denon C680 CD
- (2) Nakamichi DR-3
- (1) Rane GE-60 2
channel 1/3 octave equalizer
- (1) Lexicon MPX1
- (1) Sabine FBX-900
- (1) Lexicon PCM 42
digital delay processor
- (1) "Main Cluster"
(Altec) permanent full range mono speaker system for house, located above
- (4) Klipsch KSM-1
(wedge stage monitors, portable)
- (2) Turbosound TXD-580
(full range, additional house coverage, portable)
- Note: house coverage
speaker systems have 1/3 octave rane eq inline to align response to the
- (2) McIntosh MC7300
Amplifiers (4 channels @ 300 W)
- "Main Cluster" (1
- Stage monitor 'A'
position, stage right and left (1 channel)
- Turbosound positions,
apron stage right and left (2 channels)
- (1) McIntosh MC7270
Amplifier (2 channels @ 270 W)
- Stage monitor 'B'
position, stage right and left (1 channel)
- backup for main
cluster (1 channel)
- (1) Crown D150A
amplifier for control booth monitor speakers.
- (1) Spare Crown D150A
- (1) Spare Crown D75
- 13 Microphone receptacles
(3 pin XLR)
- 12 Channel whirlwind
snake from stage right swing panel room
- Wired clear-com intercom
- MS-200 main station
- (6) Various beltpacks
- (10) Various single
- (2) Double muff
headsets (normally reserved for spotlight operators)
- A communications
connection can be made available virtually anywhere in the theatre
- Wireless communication:
- (1) Telex Radiocom
BTR-300 base station, full duplex, supports up to 4 beltpacks
- (2) Telex TR-300
- This system can be and
normally is connected to the wired in house system
- See below for RF
- Assorted microphones,
microphone stands, cables, etc. for limited sound reinforcement situations.
Radio frequency information:
- Always in use before and
- 181.9 , 182.6 , 213.575
, 215.875 MHz (lobby)
- 464.500 MHz with 12.5
KHz "channel space" aka "brown dot" (building/campus wide)
- note that other FCC
licensed frequencies in the range around the above may be in use by other
Stony Brook campus departments.
- Others possibly in use by
mainstage audio equipment:
- Frequencies in the
ranges of 692 to 716 MHz and 782 to 806 MHz
- 171.045 , 171.905 MHz
- Others possibly in use by
mainstage communications equipment:
- 182.000 Mhz
- 205.925 , 205.450 ,
204.925 , 204.125 MHz
- For a lineset schedule
- The fly rail is located
- Total number of linesets:
41 (includes 2 electrics on winch motors, excludes fire curtain)
- Manual lineset arbor
capacity (in addition to pipe weight): approximately 850 lbs
- Linesets "B" and "C"
are driven by electric winch motors and have a static arbor load. Each winch
driven "lineset" has a maximum load capacity of 1200 pounds.
- Total weight available
(in addition to all pipe-weights and normally hung goods): approximately
approximately on 6" centers unless noted.
- Construction: 1.5" (ID)
black pipe. All battens comprise at least two sections of pipe joined with
an internal black pipe sleeve
- Linesets "B" and "C"
are welded 1.5" and 1.25" pipe in a somewhat triangular-trapezoid truss
configuration (see section)
- Out trims: (height
above stage floor when gridded)
- Linesets 1 through 38
grid at 57' give or take a few inches.
- Lineset 39 grids at
58' - 7"
- Linesets "B" and "C"
grid at 49' 6" (see section)
- Linesets B and C
(winched electrics) are 49' 8" long
- Manual lineset system
pipes vary from 51' to 56' ; only 3 are shorter than 53' and may be
exchanged with the batten from another lineset if necessary.
- (1) Main curtain: grape
manual guillotine (located on line 1)
- (1) Black velour
traveler: (located on line 36) usually used as most upstage pair of legs in
open position, and may be closed for full black backing.
- Normally hung:
- (4) Pair of black
velour legs: tormentors are 28' x 9' ; #1 and #2 are 28' x 16' ; #3 are 28'
- (4) Black velour
borders: 10' x 60' (including teaser)
- (1) Seamless sky blue
cyclorama: (located on line 39) 55' x 32'
- Also available:
- Sharkstooth scrims (30'
- One each: Black, Sky
blue, Dark blue
- (1) Borders 10' x 60'
- Various other blacks
and goods in varying condition that are rarely needed
- All dressing rooms are
located two floors below stage level.
- All dressing rooms have:
- Private showers and
- Mirrors with make-up
- Audio only monitor and
paging reception; paging microphone available for stageright or stageleft
- There are:
- 2 Chorus rooms, each
holding up to 16 people
- 2 Midsize rooms, each
holding up to 8 people
- 3 Small rooms, each
holding up to 4 people
- There is a wardrobe room
located in the dressing room area equipped with:
- (1)Washer and (2)dryers
- Ironing boards and
- Two steamers
- Sewing machine and
- 4 Portable 8’0 Rolling hanging racks
- There is a green room
located one level below stage level, between stageright and dressing rooms.
- Dressing rooms are most
easily accessed from stageright, however may be reached from stageleft via
the same path as the offstage crossover.
- The only available
offstage crossover entails going down 2 floors and back up 2 floors on the
- Note: Not all
dressing rooms are available for all productions. Please discuss dressing
room requirements well in advance of your production.
- General description:
Acoustically designed, steel, counter weighted, motor driven orchestra
shell. Rear wall and ceiling fold and store (raised) against rear wall of
stage. Side walls fold and store against upstage side of stage left and
stage right walls of proscenium.
- Erected dimensions:
- Width: 36' - 6"
(upstage) - 49' - 6" (downstage)
- Depth: 21' - 3" (to
- Height: 24' - 5"
(upstage) to 27' - 6"(downstage)
- Stored dimensions:
- Upstage: 36' - 6"
centered on rear wall.
- Clearance: 12' - 9"
- Depth: 8' approx.
- Access when erected: 1
door stageleft and 1 stageright (see groundplan)
- Platforms and railings
- There is closed
circuit TV showing the main stage on channel 12.
- The angle, quality,
and size of the image are good.
- Nonetheless if you
would like to use this system you must be able to tune channel 12 (a video
"line input" will not suffice)
- Normally this is used
solely to provide a monitor for patrons awaiting latecomer seating.
- connections are
available in various locations, most notably stageright.