ASA 128th Meeting - Austin, Texas - 1994 Nov 28 .. Dec 02

2pAA1. ``...through the glass darkly...'' or designing for the needs of traveling groups in a multipurpose performing arts facility.

Dana S. Hougland

Edward L. Logsdon

David L. Adams Associates, Inc., 1701 Boulder St., Denver, CO 80211

Predicting and designing for the everchanging acoustic and electroacoustic needs of a traveling show utilizing multipurpose performing arts facilities is an ongoing challenge. Most communities cannot afford the luxury of building and maintaining single-purpose performing arts facilities. There is a need to accommodate a variety of local or resident performing arts groups, as well as traveling shows. Shows may range from simple lectures to Broadway show productions, as well as the everincreasing number of multimedia performances. Measures to facilitate the traveling show performances must be simultaneously unobtrusive when not in use, and readily accessible to the crew of each traveling show. The successes and failures of various techniques are presented and critiqued.