Theatre Espresso performs in auditoriums, school libraries, gymnasiums, classrooms, and even cafeterias. Theatre Espresso's actors will begin arriving at least 60 minutes prior to the 1st performance on the program date; the sponsor should meet the actors upon arrival and show them to the performance space. We transport all the necessary costumes, props, and set pieces for our interactive dramas.
In most spaces, the ambient lighting is sufficient. However, auditorium stages often require theatrical lighting and so it's helpful to have a school staff member or student available--during the time our actors are setting up--who can access the lighting system and make necessary adjustments. We do not require microphones or amplification.
For the convenience of our actors, we ask that schools provide the following:
We expect the sponsor, teacher, or principal to be on hand to introduce the performance(s) to the student audience. The introduction should mention Theatre Espresso and, if applicable, the organization sponsoring our program at the school. During the introduction the students should be reminded of their decision-making role at the end of the drama. The actors will conduct a post-performance talkback to answer any further questions students may have about the relevant history, the drama, or Theatre Espresso.