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Russ and Angelica Berrie Center - Ramapo College - Mahwah, New Jersey
Berrie Center - As seen from the campus approach
Lobby and entrances to the Sharp Theater
Ramapo College runs a flourishing arts program that draws on New York metropolitan area working professionals for its teaching talent. Top theater professionals teach all the performing arts disciplines in a new center donated by Russ and Angelica Berrie.
Stage worklighting includes a complete set of white lights everywhere on stage and a second set of dim running lights, called "blue lights", everywhere on stage. Blue lights are not necessarily blue, but are dim and are concealed from the audience. Blue lights permit staff to work safely, conveniently, and invisibly during the performance. Permanent blue lights reduce the need for portable worklights, but are usually supplemented with portables for specific production needs. In a typical modern installation blue lights are controlled simultaneously by three control systems; work light switches, house light switches, and the stage lighting control console. This permits local control by switches, central control by houselight preset pushbuttons, and control during performances by the stage lighting control console. Any cue on the stage lighting console can include changes in the white and blue worklights.
Architect: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates -
Malcolm Holzman and Nestor Bottino