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Winter Storm Alert- Wednesday January 28, 2015

All classes are cancelled today, Wednesday January 28th, including all day school classes, graduate classes, and evening classes through the School of Continuing Education & School of Business. College offices are also closed. We expect to resume normal operations and all classes on Thursday, January 29th. For more information and updates, please go to

The weather line can be reached at 401-865-1012.

​John Bowab Studio Theatre click here to download pdf

The John Bowab Studio Theatre is a flexible 43 ’x 52’ black box theatre located in the Smith Center for the Arts. The Bowab is both a teaching and performance facility. It is home to studio courses offered by the Department of Theatre Dance & Film and serves as a rehearsal space for students enrolled in acting and directing courses. Additionally, the Department of Theatre, Dance & Film sponsors an annual series of student directed plays which are produced in the Bowab.


  • Capacity  105 seats on up to 5 rows of
    Wenger Upper Deck flexible audience seating
    • 2 removable first row seats
      each with 3 companion seats

Stage Specifications

  • Typical end stage 30’x48’
  • Typical thrust stage 30’x30’


  • (11) 19’h x 15’w Black velours in tracking system creating 3’ cross around entire perimeter
  • (2) 14’6” x 20’ Red velours


  • Positions
    • Catwalk around perimeter of room with interior diamond
    • Catwalk floor at 20’
    • Lighting positions at +/- 22’
  • Equipment
    • 180 dimmers are available in the John Bowab Studio Theatre
      • 92 dimmers around outer perimeter catwalk
      • 40 dimmers around diamond shaped interior catwalk
      • 48 dimmers around perimeter walls below catwalks
    • ETC Expression 3/400 Controller  
        view from catwalk & student production


  • Playback                                                          
    • (1) Tascam CD-RW 750
    • (1) Tascam CD- 150
    • (6) Speakers
  • Control
    • (1) Mackie 1642-VLZ3 Mixer

John Bowab Studio Theatre Floor Plan PDF (Download)

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