Reported by: Brian Doolittle
Tyler Hall, the home of the Theater and Art Departments at SUNY Oswego, has been closed for the past two years for remodeling. Shifting from Tyler Hall to Hewitt-Union was definitely a challenge for the Theater Department.
Theater student Taylor McCown spoke about how the Waterman Theater was the main theater where plays and musicals were at. She spoke about how shifting to the Hewitt-Union Ballroom was a challenge because they had to build their own stages when performing shows in there compared to Waterman Theater that had the stage set; just needing to set up the sets.
Instructor Greg Brewster has been associated with Tyler Hall ever since he was a student at SUNY Oswego. He spoke about how he went there as a student with lighting and sets in shows and he returned to Oswego with teaching in the same field.
Brewster also had some involvement with the remodeling of Tyler Hall. He spoke about where different things were going to go, such as lighting, and speakers in the theater itself.
Everyone in the departments are definitely interested in seeing the different changes that Tyler Hall’s going to offer. Taylor spoke of how there’s supposed to be an extra row in the Waterman Theater as well as different extensions to make shows a lot more interesting. She said that although most of the Theater Department will be returning to Tyler, the Costume shop will be temporarily remaining in Hewitt-Union for a while.
Tyler Hall will be reopening this summer to begin the Fall 2016 semester.