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Theater

Facilities

Performance facilities include the Philip J. Levin Theater, a flexible theater with 200 seats, and the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, a 335-seat proscenium theater (both at the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center); and the intimate, 60-seat Jameson Studio Theater.

The department has well-equipped production facilities, including a scene shop, a property shop, a costume production shop, and a state-of-the-art sound studio.

Teaching facilities include a costume teaching shop, a lighting laboratory, a computer-assisted design laboratory, two design studios, a movement studio, and three acting/rehearsal studios.

Jameson Studio Theater

30 Jones Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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This location is an intimate proscenium theater, which seats 75 and hosts small theatrical performances. Please note this venue is not handicap accessible.

Jameson Studio Theater
Philip J. Levin Theater

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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One of two mainstage performance spaces for the Theater Department, the 200-seat Philip J. Levin Theater is set in a three-quarter thrust configuration.

Levin Theater is available for limited rentals of a nontheatrical nature. The space is generally available for rentals from mid-May through mid-August. For rental information, contact Josh Stewart.

Christ Church
Little Theater

112 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Little Theater is a satellite building for the Theater Department, the primary rehearsal space for mainstage plays, and explores modern or developed plays. Please note this venue is not handicap accessible.

Little Theater
Mastrobuono Theater

85 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus (behind Hickman Hall)

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This 340-seat theater was built in 1991 and houses a state-of-the-art proscenium stage used for theater and dance.

This venue is available for limited rentals of a nontheatrical nature. The space is generally available for rentals from mid-May through mid-August. For more information, please contact Karin Graybash.

Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater
Performing Arts Library at Douglass Library

8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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The Mabel Smith Douglass Library houses the university’s fine arts collection and features exhibition space for student and faculty work as well as for invitational exhibits.

The Blanche and Irving Laurie Music Library contains approximately 31,000 books, 46,000 scores, and 40,000 recordings, as well as an extensive spoken-word collection.

The Media Center archives more than 22,000 recordings and has playback facilities for a variety of media formats. The nearby graduate seminar room has quality playback equipment.

The Sharon A. Fordham Multimedia Lab Classroom is a joint venture between the Music Department, the Dance Department, and the Library. The lab houses 17 iMac workstations (16 for students and one for an instructor) with a wide range of hardware and software for music/video production. The Multimedia Lab Classroom is open the same hours as the Media Center and is available for public use whenever classes are not being held. Additionally, the library has created the new Fordham Commons, which houses 13 Mac Pro workstations and is available for use whenever the library building is open. It provides the same software and hardware as the computers in the lab.

Performing Arts Library at Douglass Library
Walters Hall

2 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Douglass campus

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Walters Hall is the site of the Theater Department’s main offices, rehearsal spaces, drawing rooms, classrooms, workshops, computer labs, and offices, as well as a conference room and a lounge.  May Duff Walters— the wife of William J. Walters, a president of Johnson & Johnson, and a New Brunswick resident for more than 50 years—bequeathed the funds to construct and landscape a building for the arts.

Walters Hall