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Please note that each participating production will receive only one two hour tech/dress rehearsal on either Monday, August 5th, Tuesday, August 6th, or Wednesday, August 7th.


Each production must provide their own designers, tech operators (lighting, sound, projections), run crew, stage manager, and production manager as needed. Recommendations can be provided to participating productions.


There will be limited amounts of FailSafe Festival spike and gaff tape available to FailSafe Festival staff. Any expendables needed for a production, such as but not limited to tape, tie-line/rope, and others are the responsibility of each production.


The basic tech information for the FailSafe Festival 2018 venue is as follows:



  • There is a basic sound system with 1/8" audio jack input.

  • One wired hand-held mic, mic line (XLR cable), and mic stand will be available.

  • Each production must provide their own playback device (ex: computer, tablet, phone, MP3 player) and sound operator.



  • Due to the nature of the space, lighting paperwork won't be available until the first day of tech (Monday, August 5th).

  • The basic lighting package will consist of basic front light, side light, and back light systems. Additionally, there will be one center special.

  • The light board is a manual two-scene pre-set. Cues cannot be recorded on the light board.

  • Additional lighting practicals can be brought in (ex: desk lamps, holiday lights, floor work lights). The space cannot accommodate additional theatrical lights, including LED lights.

  • There will be basic repertory color in the venue lighting. Gels can be changed as long as rep color is restored. Please note that lights in the theater are irregular sizes and there are no extra gel frames.

  • Sorry, no re-focusing. Re-patching may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Each production must provide their own light board operator.



  • There is one (1) ceiling mounted projector available for use.

  • The projector cannot be moved or re-focused.

  • There is a Blue Ray player available for use. Any other type of playback device is the responsibility of the production.



  • At its longest, the stage is 14' wide by 14'6" long.

  • At its lowest, the lighting positions over stage are 10' high.

  • The stage is a raised platform with two entrances upstage behind a black curtain.

  • These entrances lead to a back of stage dressing room as well as a larger dressing room/storage area outside of the theater.

  • There are sixty-three (63) seats with armrests in the venue.

  • The venue is located on the third floor of a building without an elevator.

  • The venue is not ADA accessible.

  • There are two (2) stage blocks and five (5) music stands available for use.

  • There is limited, shared storage available for all participants.



If you have any further questions, please e-mail: failsafefestival[at]gmail.com

( photography: Damian Charles)