Sustainable Technical Theatre Solutions

Ent Theatre Stage

Sustainable Technical Theatre Solutions

Spring 2022

Sustainable Technical Theatre Solutions

LED lighting has become the clear standard for sustainable energy consumption in all settings, but given the energy intensive requirements and excessive waste produced by traditional theatrical lighting, transitioning to LEDs has an even greater impact in theaters than in the average setting. With that in mind, Theatreworks will invest in an energy efficient LED lighting system for indoor and outdoor performances, making all future productions more sustainable in terms of energy consumption and material waste. Theatreworks shares performance space with the many intersecting populations at the Ent Center, so the change will also benefit the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) department, both by reducing energy consumption on student productions, and by giving students access to and training on the LED lighting systems that have become industry standard. Similarly, professional sound equipment burns through batteries quickly, and should always be stocked with fully charged cells for reliability’s sake. To reduce the hundreds of batteries we recycle in a year, Theatreworks will invest in rechargeable systems for microphone batteries.