In 2020, amid a lot fanfare and after almost illustrious
35 years at its prior location on the Boscobel property, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Pageant relocated to its current everlasting property in Philipstown. Just lately,
the group unveiled the design for its new theater constructing.
Designed by architectural agency Studio Gang, the 13,850-square-foot
construction on the HVSF’s 98-acre campus would be the first purpose-built LEED Platinum theater within the
United States. The sustainable undertaking will
present the corporate with larger versatility for its actors, audiences, and back-of-house operations and can lengthen the viable efficiency season
into the autumn. Bringing nature and artwork nearer collectively, the theater’s curved,
timber-framed grid shell and timber columns emerge from the panorama to
create a dialogue with the Hudson Highlands. The stage’s proscenium arch is
fastidiously oriented to border picturesque views of the Wey-Gat (or “Wind Gate”)
of Storm King Mountain, the Hudson River, and Breakneck Ridge, and permits the actors to make the most of the present
topography to emerge from the panorama.
“HVSF was given the extraordinary alternative—and problem—to ascertain a everlasting dwelling that thought-about not solely the way forward for our
theater and the American theater at giant, but in addition the
pressing must reexamine our relationship with nature,” says HVSF Creative
Director Davis McCallum. “Studio Gang and the staff have met the second with
a design that isn’t solely visually beautiful, but in addition
supremely practical and sustainable in each sense.
Their impressed work will reconnect us with the roots of
open-air theater, emphasizing the interaction between the actors, the
viewers, the play, and the place.”
The groundbreaking for the brand new theater will happen
later this yr.