STALLER CENTER TECHNICAL INFORMATION



The following addresses are for TECHNICAL CONTACT ONLY. Any other inquiries will not be answered.

Production Manager:

Liz Silver
phone: (631) 632-7236
email: elizabeth.silver@stonybrook.edu

Production Coordinator:

Liz Lamendola
phone: (631) 632-7249
email: elizabeth.lamendola@stonybrook.edu

Snail mail address:

Staller Center for the Arts room 2031
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

   

Fax machine number:

(631) 632-7354

 

 


 

Directions to the Staller Center Stage door and loading dock from the LIE (495)

  • Long Island Expressway (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 (Nesconset Highway)

  • Cross over Route 347 proceed 2.2 miles passing two traffic lights. The second light is the 1ST (south) entrance to the Stony Brook campus.  Pass this entrance. DO NOT TURN!!       

  •  The third traffic light  is   the MAIN ENTRANCE  to the campus

  •  Make this LEFT onto Shirley Kenny Drive. 

  • At the next  traffic light turn right onto Circle Road  

  • Make 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. Maps:

 

MAIN THEATRE TECHNICAL INFORMATION:



This is the more verbose version with all the gruesome details. A simplified version is also available
And there is a page with no information about the space, just equipment inventory

  • Drawings:
  • Theater Pictures
  • Seating capacity: 1050
  • Dimensions:
    • Proscenium:
      • Width: 46' - 4"
      • Height: 29' - 10"
    • Depth:
      • 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' depth.
    • Width:
      • 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 fly rail.
        • Stageright: 14' give or take a foot for items on the wall.
    • Height:
      • 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' - 10"
    • Front of House:
      • 200' Cable run to lighting control booth
      • 250' Cable run to FOH mix position
      • 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 proscenium
    • dimensions: 45' - 6" x 10' - 0" approximate; trapezoid; see groundplan.
    • Designated stops:
      • Stage - level with stage
      • Seating - 3' 1" below stage
      • Orchestra - 8' 2" below stage; usually played at 7' 6" below stage with one 8" step at each entrance
      • 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.
  • Power:
    • 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 advance.
  • Lighting:
    • Control:
      • (1) ETC Ion control console.
      • (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

    • Dimmer per circuit
    • 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 stageright.
    • 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 equipment
    • (8) Booms (maximum sidearm height of 14')
    • (51) Sidearms
    • Color frames for all units.
    • (34) Template holders for source 4 units.
    • (28) Other somewhat suboptimal template holders for source 4 units (loose fit, require clip to shutter.)
    • (10) Glass template holders for source 4 units.
    • (10) Universal Iris slot Template holders
    • (9) Irises for source 4 units.
    • (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)

·  Audio:

  • Mixing consoles:
    • Allen&Heath GL-4000 : 24 Channel (4 stereo) in, 8 main out, 10 aux sends, 11x4 matrix, et cetera.
  • Playback:
    • (1) Denon C680 CD player
    • (2) Nakamichi DR-3 cassette decks
  • Processing:
    • (1) Rane GE-60 2 channel 1/3 octave equalizer
    • (1) Lexicon MPX1 effects processor
    • (1) Sabine FBX-900 "feedback exterminator"
    • (1) Lexicon PCM 42 digital delay processor
  • Loudspeakers:
    • (1) "Main Cluster" (Altec) permanent full range mono speaker system for house, located above stage apron.
    • (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 hall.
  • Amplifiers:
    • (2) McIntosh MC7300 Amplifiers (4 channels @ 300 W)
      • "Main Cluster" (1 channel)
      • 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 amplifier
    • (1) Spare Crown D75 amplifier
  • 13 Microphone receptacles (3 pin XLR)
  • 12 Channel whirlwind snake from stage right swing panel room
  • Wired clear-com intercom system:
    • MS-200 main station
    • (6) Various beltpacks
    • (10) Various single muff headsets
    • (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 wireless beltpacks
    • This system can be and normally is connected to the wired in house system
    • See below for RF information.
  • Assorted microphones, microphone stands, cables, etc. for limited sound reinforcement situations. (see inventory)

·  Radio frequency information:

  • Always in use before and during performances:
    • 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

·  Fly system:

  • For a lineset schedule click here
  • The fly rail is located stage left
  • Total number of linesets: 41 (includes 2 electrics on winch motors, excludes fire curtain)
  • Weight:
    • 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 5200 pounds.
  • Battens:
    • Distribution: 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)
    • Length:
      • 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.

·  Soft goods:

  • Permanent:
    • (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' x 12'
    • (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' x 60'):
      • One each: Black, Sky blue, Dark blue
    • (1) Borders 10' x 60'
    • Various other blacks and goods in varying condition that are rarely needed

·  Dressing rooms:

  • All dressing rooms are located two floors below stage level.
  • All dressing rooms have:
    • Private showers and bathrooms
    • Mirrors with make-up lights
    • 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 irons
    • Two steamers
    • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
    • 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 other side.
  • Note: Not all dressing rooms are available for all productions. Please discuss dressing room requirements well in advance of your production.

·  Orchestra shell:

  • 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 plaster line)
    • Height: 24' - 5" (upstage) to 27' - 6"(downstage)
  • Stored dimensions:
    • Upstage: 36' - 6" centered on rear wall.
    • Clearance: 12' - 9" approx.
    • Depth: 8' approx.
  • Access when erected: 1 door stageleft and 1 stageright (see groundplan)

·  Other:

  • Platforms and railings (see inventory)
  • TV:
    • 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.

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