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small drama theatre.

Where the curving walls have ‘contributing’ reflections (those that immediately bounce off into the audience) they are opaque and reflective, where they have ‘non-contributing’ reflections they are translucent and absorptive.  The idea is to hit the audience quickly and powerfully with the first lateral reflections, then absorb and negate most of the later reflections (delayed sound, echo, muddiness).  This ensures a level of clarity that is highly desired in a predominantly spoken-word theatre.

 Walls (low to high):

1 - establishes the space’s shape, provides all reflections to lower level seats
2 - carves out small side balconies and extends slightly past lowest wall to provide extra light
for the aisles
3 - shapes the large balcony
4 - finishes the space and frames the stage 

 

 

 

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