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​John Bowab Studio Theatre click here to download pdf

The John Bowab Studio Theatre is a flexible 43 ’x 52’ black box theatre located in the Smith Center for the Arts. The Bowab is both a teaching and performance facility. It is home to studio courses offered by the Department of Theatre Dance & Film and serves as a rehearsal space for students enrolled in acting and directing courses. Additionally, the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film sponsors an annual series of student directed plays which are produced in the Bowab.


  • Capacity  105 seats on up to 5 rows of
    Wenger Upper Deck flexible audience seating
    • 2 removable first row seats
      each with 3 companion seats

Stage Specifications

  • Typical end stage 30’x48’
  • Typical thrust stage 30’x30’


  • (11) 19’h x 15’w Black velours in tracking system creating 3’ cross around entire perimeter
  • (2) 14’6” x 20’ Red velours


  • Positions
    • Catwalk around perimeter of room with interior diamond
    • Catwalk floor at 20’
    • Lighting positions at +/- 22’
  • Equipment
    • 180 dimmers are available in the John Bowab Studio Theatre
      • 92 dimmers around outer perimeter catwalk
      • 40 dimmers around diamond shaped interior catwalk
      • 48 dimmers around perimeter walls below catwalks
    • ETC Expression 3/400 Controller  
        view from catwalk & student production


  • Playback                                                          
    • (1) Tascam CD-RW 750
    • (1) Tascam CD- 150
    • (6) Speakers
  • Control
    • (1) Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Mixer

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