After 19 years here at TFAC, I'm thinking it would be best to remove our torms and just use leg curtains for the side masking at the downstage location. These "things" were here when I got here and the unusual thing is that they are fastened to the deck, they are not movable. Has anyone else ever run into this? I thought about making them movable with track or a wheeled platform. Interestingly though, no one from the local community theater group has ever asked me to make the stage smaller, just bigger. These "torms" are actually set on the sight line about 2'-4" upstage of the plaster line. So the working stage width is smaller than the 31' - 10" width of the proscenium opening (29'-10"). To do this I am going to loose my hard teaser (about 1'-7" upstage of plaster line) We almost never make the opening shorter (proscenium height is 12'-9") Again, no one ever ask for shorter, just open it up as much as we can.
Since the local theater group is using our space less and less, we (TFAC) are booking in more acts and they always ask for as much space as we can give them.
So, politics with the theater group aside, am I thinking this through logically? Does anyone else have curtains instead of torms in their space?