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					EDISON THEATRE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Revised: December 3, 2008

Mailing Address:                                                                 Shipping Address:
Edison Theatre                                              Edison Theatre
Washington University                                       Mallinckrodt Building
Campus Box 1119                                             6445 Forsyth Room 203
One Brookings Dr.                                           St. Louis, MO 63105
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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PERSONNEL:
Charlie Robin       Executive Director                       314-935-6518      cerobin@wustl.edu
Mike Hensley        Tech Director/Facility Manager           314-935-4720      mwhensley@wustl.edu
Jason Irons         Tech Director/Master Electrician         314-935-7188      jirons@wustl.edu
Bill Larson         Operations Manager                       314-935-6564      alarson@wustl.edu
Jennifer Killion    Marketing Manager                        314-935-4478      jkillion@wustl.edu
Ann Rothery         Administrative Assistant                 314-935-3389      arothery@wustl.edu
Brandon Krepel      Production Coordinator/560 Music Center  314-935-9231      bkrepel@wustl.edu
Box Office                                                   314-935-6543
Fax                                                          314-935-7362


DIRECTIONS TO EDISON THEATRE:
(These directions are geared towards large trucks. More direct automobile routes may be available.)


Special Note on I-64/40 Eastbound and Westbound: (Closed Between I-170 and Kingshighway in 2009
through 12/31.)
I-64 Westbound:
From Illinois, take I-64 west to I-70 north. Follow to I-170 south. Take I-170 south and exit east at Forest Park Parkway. Turn right
on Big Bend Road. Turn left on Forsyth and go to the second stoplight at Wallace Drive. Turn left and then make an immediate right
towards the theatre on a one-way drive. The first driveway on the left is the Edison loading dock located in the Mallinckrodt Center.
The loading elevator is ground level on you right just inside the enclosure. Semi trucks will need to back into the dock enclosure area
keeping to the west side in line with the main gate. Gear must be ramped or lifted down from truck to ground. No portable ramp or
forklift is available.
From I-70 Eastbound:
Take I-70 eastbound from I-270 to I-170 south. Exit at Forest Park Parkway and head east. Turn right on Big Bend Road. Turn left
on Forsyth and go to the second stoplight at Wallace Drive. Turn left and then make an immediate right towards the theatre on a one-
way drive. The first driveway on the left is the Edison loading dock located in the Mallinckrodt Center. The loading elevator is
ground level on you right just inside the enclosure. Semi trucks will need to back into the dock enclosure area keeping to the west side
in line with the main gate. Gear must be ramped or lifted down from truck to ground. No portable ramp or forklift is available.

From I-70 Westbound:
Take I-70 westbound from Illinois; to I-270 west / south and follow to I-170. Take I-170 south and exit east at Forest Park Parkway.
Turn right on Big Bend Road. Turn left on Forsyth and go to the second stoplight at Wallace Drive. Turn left and then make an
immediate right towards the theatre on a one-way drive. The first driveway on the left is the Edison loading dock located in the
Mallinckrodt Center. The loading elevator is ground level on you right just inside the enclosure. Semi trucks will need to back into
the dock enclosure area keeping to the west side in line with the main gate. Gear must be ramped or lifted down from truck to ground.
No portable ramp or forklift is available.


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(Directions continued)
From I-55 Northbound:
From I-55 north, take I-270 North to I-44 east. Take the Jamieson exit north to west on Arsenal. Turn right (N) on McCausland
which will become Skinker. Continue on Skinker to Forsyth, turn left. Continue on Forsyth ½ mile to Wallace Drive, turn right.
Make an immediate right towards the theatre on a one-way drive. The first driveway on the left is the Edison loading dock located in
the Mallinckrodt Center. The loading elevator is ground level on you right just inside the enclosure. Semi trucks will need to back
into the dock enclosure area keeping to the west side in line with the main gate. Gear must be ramped or lifted down from truck to
ground. No portable ramp or forklift is available. NOTE: McCausland will be open during 2009 I-64 construction.
From U.S. I-44 Eastbound:
Take I-44 east to the Jamieson exit north to west on Arsenal. Turn right (N) on McCausland which will become Skinker. Continue
north on Skinker to Forsyth, turn left. Continue west on Forsyth ½ mile to Wallace Drive, turn right. Make an immediate right
towards the theatre. The first driveway on the left is the Edison loading dock located in the Mallinckrodt Center. The loading elevator
is ground level on you right just inside the enclosure. Semi trucks will need to back into the dock enclosure area keeping to the west
side in line with the main gate. Gear must be ramped or lifted down from truck to ground. No portable ramp or forklift is available.
NOTE: McCausland will be open during 2009 I-64 construction.


SCENERY LOAD-IN:
Trucks should enter from Forsyth Blvd. The loading dock of Edison Theatre is located on the west side of the
Mallinckrodt Building. It is a street level elevator, 6‟-0” wide by 16‟-0” long and drops to 10‟-0” below ground
level. Five foot steel safety walls rise as the elevator descends. The loading doors at the bottom of the elevator
well open to 4‟-8” wide by 7‟-10” high. The distance from the loading door to the stage is 90‟-0” with one
sharp left turn. Loading doors to the stage open to 7‟-0” wide by 13‟-10” high. No portable ramp or forklift is
available.
PARKING:
Basic weekday parking permits are $5 and can be purchased from the campus book store during regular
business hours in the Mallinckrodt Building next to the Edison Theatre. Weekend parking does not require a
permit. During weekdays, parking for small company trucks and rental cars will be provided by the Edison
Theatre as is appropriate per vehicle type. Semi trucks, for instance, must be parked at a prearranged remote
campus location during the stay and cannot under any circumstances be parked on area streets. Cars and vans
can park in the Danforth garage with a daily limit of $5. For further information please contact the Technical
Directors or the Operations Manager.
FLY SYSTEM:
The fly system is a double purchase counterweight system. The fly rail is 23‟-6” from the deck. The weight
gallery is 43‟-0” from the deck. The grid is split between lineset 19 & 20 with the lower grid being 52‟-1” and
upper grid being 60‟-1” from the deck. The system contains 27 counterweight linesets and 3 motorized linesets
equipped with circuits. Batten capacity is 645 pounds, with arbor capacity of 1290 pounds.

SOFT GOODS:
Type                               Quantity                             Color / Size
Main Curtain                         1                                  Red, Guillotine / Full Stage
Legs                                4 pr.                               Black / 10‟ W x 24‟ H
Legs                                1 pr.                               Black / 10‟ W x 26‟ H
Borders                              4                                  Black / 50‟ W x 8‟ H
Border                               1                                  Black / 62‟ W x 6‟ H
Midstage Black Traveler              1                                  Black / 48‟ W x 24‟ H
Upstage Black Traveler               1                                  Black / 48‟ W x 24‟ H
Sharkstooth Scrim (only lines 20+)   2                                  Black / 48‟ W x 26‟ H
Sharkstooth Scrim (only lines 20+)   1                                  White / 48‟ W x 26‟ H
Cyclorama / Projection Screen        1                                  White / 48‟ W x 28‟ H
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„Da-Lite Fast-fold‟ front / Rear Projection Screen   1              White / Approx. 15‟ W x 13‟ H
Spandex Panels                                       4              White / 6‟ W x 20‟ H

USE OF LIVE FLAME:
The use of live flame, cigarettes, pipes, cigars or any other fire related items in the Edison Theatre is strictly
controlled. Detailed prior notification and plans must be submitted in writing to the Edison Theatre T.D. /
Facility Manager at least 60 days in advance of company arrival. Said plans must comply with the standing Fire
Permit issued to the Edison Theatre by the local municipal Fire Marshall. Final approval to be given following
review by Washington University‟s Safety Officer and Edison Theatre Technical Director(s) / Facility Manager.
This process must be completed before the use of flame or related items will be allowed in the Edison Theatre.
There will be no exceptions.

FLAME PROOFING:
The Edison Theatre requires that all scenery loaded in for use in our facility be properly flame proofed.
Installation of said scenery by a company or organization will constitute their understanding of this policy and
will signify their acknowledgement that they are responsible for insuring that proper flame proofing
precautions have been taken.

STAGE WEAPONS:
Absolutely no live, functioning firearms are allowed on the Edison Stage or on Washington University grounds.
All stage weapons either firearms or edged must be permanently non-functioning/blunted dummies adhering to
all Edison Theatre and University safety policies and Law Enforcement restrictions. All such weapons much be
cleared by Edison Theatre T.D. / Facility Manager before use.



EDISON THEATRE FLY RAIL SCHEDULE:

#               Description             Pipe Length SLCL CLSR                Dist. US
00              Grand Drape                70‟-0”                               1‟-6”
0               Legs                       68‟-8”    29‟-11”     39‟-9”         2‟-4”
              + First House Electric       70‟-0”                               5‟-0” w/ Fixed Border + + +
1               Open                       69‟-0”    31‟-8”      37‟-4”         6‟-4”
2               Open                       68‟-3”     31‟-7”     36‟-8”         7‟-1” in trim: 6‟
3               Legs                       66‟-10” 31‟-2”        35‟-8”         7‟-10”
4               Open                       66‟-5”    30‟-11”     35‟-6”         8‟-8”
5               Open                       65‟-7”    30‟-7”      35‟-0”         9‟-6"
6               Border                     65‟-8”     30‟-6”     35‟-2”        10‟-4”
7               Open                       62‟-8”     30‟-1”     32‟-7”        10‟-9”
8               Removed From Service – No arbor or rigging present
              + Second House Electric      66‟-4”     30‟-2”     36‟-2”         11‟-9” (29‟-9” max height)
9               Open                       63‟-5”     29‟-4”      34‟-1”       13‟-8”
10              Legs                       62‟-5”     29‟-1”       33‟-4”      14‟-6”
11          + + Midstage Black Traveler    58‟-0”                              15‟-4”
12              Open                       60‟-1”      28‟-1”      32‟-0”      16‟-2”
13              Open                       59‟-9”      28‟-0”      31‟-9”      16‟-10”
14              Open                       57‟-10” 27‟-3”          30‟-6”      17‟-8”
15              Open                       57‟-6”      27‟-2”      30‟-4”      18‟-6”

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16            Border                         56‟-11”     27‟-2”       29‟-9”    19‟-3”
17            Legs                           56‟-2”      26‟-11”      29‟-3”    20‟-2”
18            Open                           55‟-11”     27‟-0”       28‟-11”   20‟-8”
            + Third House Electric           53‟-9”      26‟-1”       27‟-8”    21‟-4” (29‟-9” max height)
19            Open                           53‟-2”      26‟-2”       27‟-0”    22‟-8”
20            Border                         54‟-4”      27‟-0”       27‟-4”    23‟-11”
21            Legs                           52‟-9”      27‟-5”       25‟-4”    24‟-8”
22            Open                           52‟-5”      26‟-6”       25‟-10”   25‟-4”
23            Black Scrim                    51‟-3”      25‟-10”      25‟-5”    26‟-3”
24        + + Full Stage Black / Traveler    50‟-0”      25‟-6”       24‟-6”    27‟-1”
25        + + Cyc. / Projection Screen       48‟-6”      24‟-5”       24‟-1”    27‟-11”
26            Open                           44‟-0”                             29‟-1”
US WALL - Cyc. lights                        39‟-6”      23‟-0”       16‟-6”    32‟-3” motorized

Any deviation from fly schedule or movement of masking requires advanced arrangement with Technical
Staff of Edison Theatre (314) 935-4720 or (314) 935-7188.
+       All house electrics are circuited and motorized. See circuit layout for details.
++      Designates an installation that is not moveable. No exceptions to this will be permitted.
+ + + The first house electric is equipped with a walkable bridge and a 12‟ high fixed border which hangs
approx. 3‟-8” below, and 2‟-1” downstage of, the lighting pipe.

LIGHTING CONTROL AND DIMMING SYSTEM:
Edison Theatre is equipped with a Strand CD 80 / 8 dimming system, updated with the Strand retrofit kit
allowing DMX control. Four dimmer racks contain 282 2.4k dimmers. Control is provided by an ETC Insight 3.
The light board is operated from house right of the sound board or from the light booth which is located in the
front of house balcony position; Edison also owns an ETC remote focus unit (RFU) which can be used onstage
during focus calls. Upon request, a production tech table can be set up in the house with access to the light
board and Clear-Com communication.
PLEASE NOTE: All circuits are NEMA L5-20 (twist lock, 20A, keyed-in) connectors.
CIRCUIT LAYOUT:

FOH-
Third Catwalk                         32 Circuits
Second Catwalk                        32 Circuits
First Catwalk                         24 Circuits
House Right Box Boom                   6 Circuits
House Left Twin Boom Arms              4 Circuits pulled from 2nd or 3rd catwalk circuits

ONSTAGE-
First Electric                        32 Circuits
Second Electric                       24 Circuits
Third Electric                        24 Circuits
Fly Rail                              30 Circuits
Grid                                  15 Circuits (used for cyc lights)
SL Wall                               17 Circuits (10‟-0” above deck)
SL Floor Pockets                       6 Circuits
SR Floor Pockets                       9 Circuits
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USR Wall Box                        12 Circuits
US Floor Pockets                    18 Circuits (used for Ground Row Cyc Lights)
Thrust Floor Pockets                 6 Circuits
Trap Room                            3 Circuits

Edison Theatre has eight 10‟-0” boom pipes and bases plus six additional shorter (~6‟) boom pipes with bases.
The theatre also has a limited number of side arms.
Edison Theatre carries a large stock of ROSCO color. ROSCO and LEE are well stocked in St. Louis. GAM is
subject to availability. Call two weeks prior for availability.
** LIGHT PLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF
PERFORMANCE. IF LIGHT PLOT IS RECEIVED LESS THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT,
THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE LIGHT PLOT TO
ACCOMMODATE. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE PREFER TO WORK WITHIN OUR STATED
EQUIPMENT INVENTORY.
PROJECTOR:
Hitachi CPX1250W, 4500 lumens, VGA to laptop, DVD player, mounted below center balcony rail for front
projection.
COMPANY SWITCH:
The company box consists of four boxes. One box contains a 3 phase, 4 wire, 400 amp service that is accessed
through pass through holes in SR wall into scene shop. Two boxes each contain a 3 phase, 4 wire, 100 amp
service. One box contains a 3 phase, 4 wire, 60 amp service. No other equipment is powered off of these
boxes. These boxes are upstage right. Please note that the ground lug is 8‟-0” from the company switch.
Edison Theatre is not responsible for providing cable or personnel to tie in power.

EDISON LIGHTING INVENTORY:
FIXTURES:
Quantity  Size                          Brand                         Wattage
27        S4-10º                        ETC                           HPL 750W
40        S4-15º-30º Zooms              ETC                           HPL 750W
4         S4-25°-50° Zooms              ETC                           HPL 575W
122       S4 bodies (w/135 lenses)      ETC                           HPL 575W
    - 33  19° lens
    - 40  26° lens
    - 54  36° lens
    -8    50° lens       (*please note: only 122 bodies available for 127 lens tubes)
12        Color Commands                High End                      750W
          (beam like a ParNel, remote CMY color mixing, zoom, static fixture)
36        S4-ParNels                    ETC                           HPL 750W
22        PAR 64                        Altman                        1 KW (all type lamps)
5         Iris – 3 cell                 Strand                        FFT 1 KW
5         Iris – 1 cell                 Strand                        FFT 1 KW
2         Moving lights                 Martin Mac 550                HTI 400w / D3 / 75
4         Moving lights                 Martin Roboscan 518           MSD 250/2
7         Ground Row                    ColorTran                     FCM 1 K (6 cells-3 ckts)
1         DMX Strobe                    MBT                           Xenon 750W
2         Follow Spots                  Altman Voyager                HTI /24 400w
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NOTE: Follow Spots are permanently mounted in 3rd catwalk located left & right of center.


ACCESSORIES:
83 A-size gobo frames                         7 B-size gobo frames
2 Apollo “simple single” gobo rotators        2 I-Cue intelligent mirrors
8 Drop-In Iris (round top - S4 style)         8 Drop-In Iris (square top – for Altman KL – will fit S4)
20 6 ¼” Top hats                              25 (approx.) Y‟s/Two-fers
6 6 ¼” Half-hats                              2 City Theatrical Image Multiplexer (fits 6 ¼” gel slot)
12 7 ½” barndoors                            ~25 sidearms

HANGING NOTES:
The 10º fixtures live on the 3rd catwalk, nearly all 15°-30° zooms live on the 2nd catwalk, and approximately a
dozen 19°‟s live on the first catwalk. These are moved only when necessary, as the catwalk layout makes
transportation difficult. Also, please consult Edison‟s Master Electrician if planning to use the first catwalk as a
primary front light position.

LADDERS:
One 30‟-0” Genie PLI-30 electric manlift. Three hundred pound weight limit. Can not roll on Marley dance
floor.
One 16‟-0” A-Frame w/ extension.

HOUSE SOUND SYSTEM & EQUIPMENT

SPECIAL NOTE:
Edison Theatre reserves the following rights:
    To set sound level limits within the venue to a maximum of 94db.
    To act autonomously when necessary to adjust FOH input levels and other settings deemed in any
      way harmful to the house sound system or any of its components.
    To withdraw house sound equipment from service if abuse is observed.

Console:
      Midas Verona 48/0 – 8 bus, 8 aux, 40 mono + 8 stereo inputs, L-C-R main outs

Speakers:
      Left and Right are each a single EAW KF300 hung approximately 23‟ off the deck. A Crest CA-6
      powers the highs, a Crest CA-9 the lows.
      Center is 2 EAW KF300‟s hung approximately 23‟ off the deck. A Crest CA-6 powers the highs, a
      Crest CA-9 the lows.
      Subs: One EAW SB330 on each side of the apron. Each is powered by one bridged Crest CA-12.

Monitors:
      4 EAW SM 122h passive wedges.
      2 Yamaha S12ME cabinets. (Tripod stands available)
      2 EAW LA325 trapezoidal cabinets. (Typ. powered by a CA-9 as apron or stage side fills.)




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Equalization:
      “House” EQ is set by a Biamp systems Audiaflex unit. No adjustments will be made; however,
      engineers are provided 4 channels of BSS FCS-960 EQ and necessary cabling for adjustments.

Add’l equipment:
       6 channels of Yamaha Q-2031 EQ.

Outboard Gear:
  1 – Denon DN-T645 (CD Player /Cassette w/A.P.)     1 – Sony MDS – JE500 (Mini Disk Recorder)
  1 – Denon DN-C615 (CD Player, single w/Auto Pause)
  1 – Denon DN-610F ( CD/Cassette w/o Auto Pause)    1– Panasonic SV – 3800 (DAT Recorder)

Effects:
   1 – Yamaha SPX 990 (Multi-effects)                     1 – Alesis Midiverb4 (Multi-effects)
   1 – BSS DPR-404 Compressor/De-esser (4ch)              1 – Aphex 105 Noise Gate (4ch)
   1 – BSS DPR-504 Gate (4ch)                             1 – Aphex 106 Compressor (4ch)
   4 – DBX 160A (Compressor/Limiter)

Microphones:
Vocal/Instrument:                   Instrument:                  Hanging/Boundary:
 9 - Shure SM 58                     3 - Shure Beta 98S          6 - Shure EZO/G (choir)
 4 - Shure Beta 58                   1 - Shure Beta 98 H/C       1 - SM 102 (choir)
 4 - Shure SM 57                    2 - AKG C460B                1 - ATW 8531 (choir)
 4 - Shure Beta 57                   2 - SM 94                   4 - Crown PCC 160 (boundary)
 4 - Shure SM 81                     2 - AKG D112 (kick/bass)    3 - Crown PZM 30D
 2 - AT 4040 (lrg. diaphragm)        1 - Sennheiser MD 504       2 - Crown PZM 6LP
                                     1 - AKG C451 EB             2 - AT 835 (shotguns)

Wireless:
5 Shure LX Beta58 + WL184 combos (clip-on lavs - supercardioid)
*also 1 WL185 mic available (cardioid)
2 Shure SLX2 Beta58 + SLX14 combo (clip-on lavs- supercardiod)
6 ATW T35 (clip-on lavs)

Note: All Shure & AT wireless belt packs have adapters allowing any dynamic mic to function as a wireless.
(frequency sharing restriction apply if wireless handhelds are being used at the same time)

Other:
4 - Pro Co CB – Passive Direct Box
9 – Whirlwind – Active Direct Box
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INTERCOM SYSTEM:
The Edison Theatre is equipped with a Telex BTR700 wireless intercom system. There are five wireless packs
available to companies for general use. The wireless system is integrated with the following Clear Com wired
stations:
        FOH Lighting Console & Booth                2 Follow Spot Positions
        FOH Sound Position                          FOH Tech Table
        Stage Left and Right                        Trap Room
        Fly Rail

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BACK STAGE AUDIO/VIDEO MONITORS:
Audio monitors are located in the Green Room, both large chorus dressing rooms, both small dressing rooms
and in the backstage corridor to allow backstage personnel to hear the performance onstage. Additionally, a
static video shot of the stage can be supplied to the Green Room.

ASSISTED LISTENING SYSTEM:
Edison Theatre has a permanently installed Sennheiser Assisted Listening System for the benefit of our patrons
who have hearing difficulties. Individual headsets are available at the Box Office.

STAGE:
The stage deck is covered with ¼” masonite painted satin black. A series of removable traps exist on the down
stage section of the stage. If these need to be removed an additional work call must be arranged prior to arrival.
There are no stock trap door units available. Two portable, three step, step units lead from the house onto the
stage. A black Marley dance floor capable of covering the stage from the plaster line to near the back wall is
available. Its use requires prior notification and approval of the Edison T.D. (s). Ammonia and water can be
used to clean the Marley.
SPECIAL NOTE: There will be no Tap, Flamenco or other type of rough soled/studded shoes worn on
the dance floor. This includes Character shoes with exposed tacks or nails. Any furniture items or
potentially damaging props must be cleared by the Edison Technical Directors.
Please note that the use of rosin on our Marley floor is prohibited.

DIMENSIONS:
Proscenium: The maximum suggested width is 50‟. The standard width is 40‟ centered on the 50‟ center line.
This smaller opening is achieved by adjusting the legs. We reserve the right to adjust the downstage legs in
order to maximize sightlines, especially for the house left audience. The proscenium height is fixed at 20‟-0”.
A 12‟ tall fixed border is hung from the first electric for masking. The 1st electric is also equipped with a
walkable bridge. The first electric is motorized and may be flown in to effectively create a lower proscenium.
Stage Floor: The distance from plaster line to the upstage wall is 33‟-6”. The distance from the plaster line to
the furthest upstage lineset is 29‟. The distance from the thrust point to the plaster 16‟-5”. The thrust is an
elevator which acts as the orchestra lift and can only be operated from the stage managers console stage right.
The thrust lowers to 11‟-9” below stage level, and services the trap room only. It can be stopped at any level for
orchestra use; the pre-set stops are at stage level, house level (3‟ below stage level), and trap room heights. The
thrust/lift may not be operated during performances.
The stage manager‟s console, stage loading doors, company switch, sound system‟s amplifier rack, and fly rail
are located stage right.
Please be advised that our stage space tapers on stage from down stage to up stage. We encourage visiting
companies to familiarize themselves thoroughly with our space through our ground plan and section. Because
of the asymmetrical layout of the house seating, stage and rigging, some adjustment or adaptation on the part of
the company may be required.
Wall-to-wall width:
86‟-6” at plaster line.
56‟-0” at upstage wall.

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NOTE: Stage Left wing space is virtually non-existent. There is a door upstage left which serves as access to
the crossover in the backstage hallway.
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STAGE MANAGER’S CONSOLE:
This panel controls the thrust elevator, and various worklights throughout the theater. The houselights and
onstage worklight controls are mounted adjacent. The house lights are also controllable from the light booth,
near the theatre‟s main doors or through the Insight 3 console.


DRESSING ROOMS / GREEN ROOM:
Located off the backstage corridor, there are two large dressing rooms (3&6), two medium-sized dressing
rooms (2&5), two small dressing rooms (1&4), and the Green Room. Each large dressing room contains 18
makeup areas with chairs, mirrors and lights. The two small private dressing rooms are each equipped with a
lighted mirror, shower and a sink. All rooms have immediate access to showers, sinks and toilets in adjoining
rooms. All dressing rooms may be locked but all bathroom facilities must remain open to performers, staff and
technical crews alike. The Green Room contains a conference table, a production desk, credenza, sofa and
chairs. There is one phone/fax line in the Green Room. These areas are closed to the public.
NOTE: The backstage corridor and restrooms will be shared when there are simultaneous productions in the
university‟s black box theatre or dance studios upstairs. Edison Theatre requests that all Co. Managers make
every effort to keep their company‟s noise level low in the shared backstage hallway. Excessive sound/noise
will be heard in the Edison and in the other performance spaces upstairs and can be distracting.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Green Room is completely off limits to make-up, props/crafts and scenic activities; this
is without exception and damage charges can apply.

WARDROBE FACILITIES:
The women‟s shower area contains one large capacity washer and one large capacity dryer. Edison Theater also
owns an iron and a steamer. This equipment can be made available to all visiting staff, but please note that the
Edison does not provide costume services. While we can provide crew to do laundry and act as dressers, we
have neither the facilities nor the abilities to provide any skilled sewing or other wardrobe services.




SEATING CAPACITY:

House Center Section                         230
House Right Section                          187
House Left Section                           129 (limited view depending on proscenium width)
Main Floor Total                             546
Balcony                                      110
Total Seating Capacity                       656




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CREW NOTES:
Washington University‟s Edison Theatre is proud to offer technical crews comprised mainly of student
employees each trained and supervised by two full time resident Technical Directors. Each crew member is
part of an ongoing training program designed to allow them to act in any position in Edison Theater, from board
ops to fly-rail, etc. While you will enjoy knowledgeable and effective crews, we appreciate your understanding
that at times individual skill levels may vary. Since for many of our students, Edison Theater is their only
experience in technical theater, there may be occasions when an extra bit explanation or clarification of your
personal terminology is necessary. Our team members come to us from many fields of study including
Business, Design, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Social Work just to name a few. Our
“Over Hire” list is made up of talented and capable technicians from within the greater St. Louis market.
Whenever possible, we will appreciate visiting companies accommodating our students‟ schedules (e.g.,
allowing some leeway for day calls, to comply with class schedules…). Obviously, if your only technical
rehearsal(s) occurs during the day, you need vital crew members available for the entire time. We ask that when
possible, if a crew member with minimal responsibility needs to miss an hour for a class; that we try to work
with them, if it will not affect their ability to perform their show duties. Visiting tech staff will always be
consulted well in advance when these needs arise.




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