Theatre and Interpretation Center
The theatre department's principal home is the Theatre and Interpretation Center, which houses the Josephine Louis Theater, a 369-seat proscenium theatre, the Ethel M. Barber Theater, a 439-seat thrust theatre, the Wallis and the Struble, two black-box theatres, rehearsal rooms, and state-of-the-art production support facilities. In addition, the department sponsors occasional productions in Cahn Auditorium, a 1,000-seat proscenium theatre. The Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center features two large rehearsal/class rooms. A new digital media studio in Kresge Centennial Hall, shared with the Medill School of journalism and the School of Music, provides opportunities for advanced design work. The department's costume shop supervises and creates costumes for all productions; the scene shop, connected to all theatres in the Theatre and Interpretation Center, centralizes all stage design and lighting work for the productions. These craft areas are staffed by talented, seasoned professionals and are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and material, providing all students with an opportunity to learn firsthand the crafts necessary for creating stage magic.