Catawba College

Oct 27-28, 2017

Host: Beth Homan;

Catawba College
Keppel Auditorium
2300 W. Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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Venue Details

Site Specific Details

Please see rules for additional technical info.

Approximate size of backstage storage area: 10’x10’

Loadin/Load-outThe loading dock will accommodate one tractor trailer or other truck.  The access is steep and the turn at the bottom of the hill is sharp. Please look before you drive.

Loading Door: From dock to shop 10’W by 10’H.

Location of start line: Stage Left

Location of finish line: Stage Right

Tours of the theatre space: Please contact Beth Slate ( to schedule a tour.

Campus Tours During the Festival: We look forward to welcoming you to Catawba College. An excellent way to get to know us is to register for an information session and campus tour. The information sessions are one-half hour and the walking tour is scheduled for one hour. You do not have to participate in both. Sign up here: 

Headsets: A headset is available in the booth, for use in calling cues to board operators. An additional headset will be available at the spot light.

Booth location: The booth is located at the back of the house, mezzanine level. The same student can call both light and sound cues, by using a headset that will be provided.

Piano/Orchestra Set-­Up: Keyboards may be plugged in downstage right. No piano provided.

Sound: We will provide an 1/8" patch cord into the house mixer board. Schools can bring a computer, mp2 player, iPad/pod as long as it has a 1/8" headphone jack or the school provides any needed adapters. A CD player can be provided, if requested in advance. A handheld mic can be available for use, if requested in advance. Download the Sound Cue Sheet. 

Lighting: Lighting cues will be pre-programmed. Color washes are available. There will be a warm amber front light wash and a light blue front light wash, along with a deep blue down light wash to provide the option for a blue out. For white light, use warm and cool simultaneously and leave the Blue Black L cell blank (on your cue sheet). A spotlight is available in the balcony (center). The spotlight is manually faded and will be set up with 6 stock gel colors. Download the Light Cue Sheet.


Tables will be set-up in a room off of the lobby, for picnic meals and students may also eat outside. The indoor space cannot be reserved in advance and will be first-come, first served.

The Catawba College Cafeteria will be open for Play Festival participants for lunch on both days. The Cafeteria is a buffet with many vegetarian options. Students need to either produce exact change in cash, $7.23/meal, or teachers can pay on-site by debit card or check for all or some of their students. Lunch hours are 11-1:30. We will need a headcount of teachers/students who may want to take advantage of this option by Friday, October 20, to be sure the cafeteria is set to accommodate the extra people. Teachers can contact Beth Slate at with questions or to provide a headcount.

Statewide Sponsors

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.