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Berrie Center Calendar

Nov30

A Season of Miracles
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dec02

Married to Broadway
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Virtual Tour

Edouard A. Eloi
Manager of Berrie Center Operations
eeloi@ramapo.edu

Stephanie Chaiken
Interim Director of Angelica & Russ Berrie Center
schaiken@ramapo.edu

Jenkins, Sydney O.
Gallery Director
sjenkins@ramapo.edu

Robert Modafferi
Gallery Chief Art Handler/Registrar
rmodaffe@ramapo.edu

Daniel Archibald
Technical Director
darchiba@ramapo.edu

Allie Polan-Clarke
Assistant Technical Director
apolancl@ramapo.edu

Ramapo

Constructed in 1999, the Berrie Center houses:

  • Classrooms,
  • Labs,
  • Offices,
  • The Sharp Theater, a 350-seat proscenium theater engineered without obstructions to visibility or sound,
  • The Myron and Elaine Adler Theater, a blackbox theater which can seat up to 100,
  • The Kresge and Pascal Art Galleries, open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 5 pm, Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m. mounting exhibitions of museum, international, student, faculty, and community artwork,
  • and The Curtain Call Cafe serving beverages and light fare.

The Center is located on the college campus a mile from Route 17 and features acres of well-lit free parking.

Berrie Center Rental Information

Please contact Ramapo College Events and Conference for Berrie Center availability.

Deborah Spina
Director Events and Conferences
Phone: (201) 684-7082
E-mai: dspina@ramapo.edu
Events and Conferences Website

Stage Specifications – Measurements

  • 37′ – 4″ – Proscenium Opening Width
  • 26′ – 0″ – Proscenium Height
  • 35′ – 6″ – Plaster Line to Back Wall at Center Line
  • 6′ – 2″ – Plaster Line to Lip of Apron at Center Line
  • 28′ – 0″ – Stage Floor to Midrail (Height Clearance)
  • 60′ – 0″ – Stage Floor to Grid
  • 30′ – 6″ – Stage Floor Plaster Line to Upstage Midrail Gallery
  • 29′ – 0″ – Center Line to Stage Right Midrail Gallery
  • 29′ – 6″ – Center Line to Stage Left Midrail Gallery
  • 10′ – 0″ – Stage Floor Plaster Line to First Row in the Orchestra
  • 46′ – 6″ – Stage Floor Plaster Line to Last Row in the Orchestra

Stage Floor

  • The stage is a sprung floor with a masonite surface cover.
  • Black marly is available upon advance request at additional cost. Marly covers from plaster line (back of proscenium wall) to black scrim line.

The rep set up is 5 wings with a cyc and black scrim upstage. You may have a lit cyc or black behind your performance. An additional full stage black velour curtain is available 20′ from plaster line.

Backstage cross-over can be behind cyc if necessary. Additional cross-over is directly accessible through backstage doors.

Lighting and Sound

A standard house lighting plot is to be used. Plot provides full front, side, down, and backlight coverage. Several color and/or template washes are built in. Additionally there are multiple downlight, backlight, and front specials that can be focused to your needs. Please discuss these needs in advance if possible or upon arrival.

Up to 4 booms stage left and right are available upon advance request at additional cost.Each boom has 3 lights, a head, a mid and a shin. Color changes may be made in the booms.

Two followspots available with advance notice. You must make advance arrangements with Technical Supervisors to provide sufficient crew.

We will not be able to recolor or refocus any lights other than those indicated in the rep plot. If you have something very specific that you need please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

We have a stock of templates (gobos). Please ask in advance if you would like to use something from our supply. If you require anything specific please arrange to purchase it ahead of time. We will not accommodate requests for templates we do not own.

Please let us know what media your sound will be on. We have 2 CD players, and 2 minidisk players. Source material will be used as provided.

We do not have the facilities for recording audio or video. Should you choose to have an outside party record your performance, we can provide a low-line level feed from our sound board.

We can provide a variety of microphones, including wireless. Please let us know your needs ahead of time to insure we can accommodate your request.

We can provide up to 8 stage monitors on 8 mixes.

Scenery and Costumes

Only very minimal scenery can be accommodated because of the number of different performances. Please let us know your needs. Do not assume that you will be able to use your normal scenery.

At the discretion of the technical supervisor, the scene shop and/or costume shop may be made available for minimal repairs of scenery and/or costumes.

Dressing rooms hold 25 performers. Room is L shaped and may be split into 2 smaller spaces each with its own bathroom. Larger side holds 17, smaller holds 8. The two bathrooms include showers.

Up to 5 costume racks available upon request.

If a private, lit backstage dressing area is required, please discuss with technical supervisor in advance.

Crew

Berrie Center technical supervisor will determine your crew needs based on the complexity of the performance. A minimum of 3 crew members (plus the supervisor) will be standard for all rentals. Use of fly system, followspots, or moving scenery and props may necessitate a larger crew.

Lightboard, soundboard, followspot(s), and rigging system will be operated by Berrie Center staff only. Proper use of equipment for safety of persons and equipment will be at the sole discretion of Berrie Center staff.

Within any day longer than six (6) hours, there must be a one (1) hour unpaid meal break for the crew.

Crew will arrive to clean and prepare the stage no less than 2 hours before performance. Stage must be clear or house curtain down ½ hour before performance to allow ample time for house management to seat the audience.

Please Note: No food is allowed on stage or in the audience at anytime. Bottled water is allowed on stage at any time and in the audience during rehearsals only.

General

All spaces must be left in reasonable condition. Remove all company belongings from dressing rooms and backstage, including costumes, scenery, props, sheet music, water bottles, etc. (even if you do not want them any longer). Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of a portion or all of your damage deposit.

Members of your company must stay in assigned spaces. Please do not wander into academic and administrative areas. Minors must have adequate supervision. Discuss supervision needs with Events and Conferences.

Contacts

Daniel Archibald
Technical Director
darchiba@ramapo.edu
Office: BC-120
Phone: (201) 684-7283

Allie Polan-Clarke
Assistant Technical Director
apolancl@ramapo.edu
Office: BC-113
Phone: (201) 684-7286

Ramapo

We want to make this an enjoyable and efficient as possible. The more information we have, the better we can accommodate your needs. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.