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Where to find tension grids in NYC?

Discussion in 'Stage Management and Facility Operations' started by azylka, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. azylka

    azylka Active Member

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    Hi all! I'm on the hunt for a few venues in NYC that are similar to mine (35' x 60' black box w/grid @ 20'6") that have a tension grid in place—and like giving tours... Any takers?

    The back story: I'm new-ish to a venue where overhead we have a unique series of 6 custom dead-hung trusses on 10' centers and motorized acoustic paneling filling the space in between/getting in the way (it's never used because it makes every surface in the room hard when deployed). The space was intended to essentially be a glorified lecture hall/screening room but now, surprise!, the programming is becoming much more ambitious and actually theater-like. Real shows with real designers coming in with real plots and real expectations that this "state-of-the-art" venue is state-of-the art.

    I'm working on getting together a proposal for the powers-at-be to convince them that an overhaul of the space would transform its capabilities but I want to gather some thoughts and do a few walk-throughs to solidify my talking points/wants. Before you ask, yes, there was a theater consultant (a big name), but from a casual chat with them a while back it seems like the client (us) either a) didn't know what they were going to do with the room so prioritized aesthetics over flexibility, or b) decided that the room was only going to be for lectures/screenings/receptions and that they didn't need the flexibility that was being offered.
     
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    BillConnerFASTC Well-Known Member

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  3. danTt

    danTt Well-Known Member

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    It's been a while, but I believe I remember the Baruch Performing Arts center having one.
     
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