Contest One-Act Venues

Assignment of space is based on: (a). scenery needs and (b). size of cast/crew. We only have so many time slots available in the various spaces, so schools should have the flexibility to assemble scenery on stage for smaller venues.

During your homeroom/prep time, a UWW liaison will meet with you to discuss specific needs. Be prepared at this time to start the cueing process to utilize staff and equipment to the fullest, but do not go to the control booth prior to your set up time since another school will be using the booth. Your liaison will ensure you get to stage and will be on-hand to answer all questions pertaining to technical needs during your set-up time.

Barnett Theatre

Light Recital Hall

Barnett Ground Plan

Venue-UWW-Barnett Theatre

Recital Hall Ground Plan

Venue-UWW-Light Recital Hall

Barnett Photo Gallery

Recital Hall Photo Gallery

Load-in/Load-Out

Backstage storage is limited to one show’s scenery at a time (the next show “on deck” while the current show is performing). Your UWW Host will help direct you.

Barnett

Load-in for Barnett is through the loading dock doors on the northwest side of the building. There will be a lane marked through the scene shop for loading in, and the opposite side will be marked for loading out. All loading and unloading into the stage itself will be from stage left. There are sets of large double doors that connect the scene shop to the stage. As your show concludes, you must immediately remove all scenery through the shop loading dock. 

Light Recital Hall

Load-in for the Recital Hall is is on the northeast corner of the Center for the Arts (north-facing exterior door), next to the Young Auditorium. There are double doors on the upstage right corner of the stage that limit size of scenery being brought into this space; however, the center post will be removed for the festival. Traffic lanes for bringing scenery in and out will be marked in this corridor. As your show concludes, you must immediately remove all scenery through the double-doors, upstage right, and back outside through the north entrance.

Map showing load-in and load-out at UWW
Scenery Load-in-out diagram/map

Traffic & Parking

Greenhill Center of the Arts at UW-Whitewater is located at 950 W Main St, Whitewater.

Bus drop-off will be in Lot 2 (north of Center for the Arts), accessible from N. Prince St. On Friday buses may park at no cost on Warhawk and Prince Streets; however, this is limited to first come, first served. Once filled, buses/trucks are responsible for finding their own off-campus parking. On Saturday, trucks and buses may park in Lot 2 and MUST NOT park on Warhawk/Prince streets that day.

On Friday trucks may park along Warhawk and Prince Streets along with buses; however, this is limited to first come, first served. Once filled, buses/trucks are responsible for finding their own off-campus parking. On Saturday, trucks and buses may park in Lot 2 and MUST NOT park on Warhawk/Prince streets that day.

Standard vehicle parking is available in Lot 2. It is FREE after 5pm Thursday and Friday and all day Saturday. Metered or empty spaces must be paid before 5pm Thursday and Friday: a Visitor permit can be purchased online and printed ahead of the festival. NOTE: when purchasing a permit, you must provide the plate number, plate state, make, and model of each vehicle.

Campus Info

The Café at the Center of the Arts (who proudly serves Starbucks) will be open most of the time during the festival, and the Esker Dining Hall and other options are available at the James R. Connor University Center and other locations on campus.

There is a one handicap-accessible restroom and two all-gender restrooms in the Greenhill Center of the Arts/Young Auditorium: 0065 and 0155. Click the “all-gender” link above for a complete map/listing of 33 all-gender restrooms on campus. Follow signage in the Fine Arts Center.

Visitors may connect to the UWWGuest wireless network.

Connect your device to the wireless network. To register with this network open a web browser, navigate to a website and complete the prompts.

UWW Contacts

Portrait (head shot) of Eric Appleton from UW-Whitewater

Eric Appleton

Host Venue Coordinator (he, his, him)
Eric Appleton is the associate professor of scenic and lighting design in the Theatre/Dance Department. Courses taught include Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Theatrical Design, Period Decor and Styles, Advanced Design Seminar, Design II for Scenery and Lighting, and independent studies in Scenic Painting. In 2019 he traveled with Theatre Gigante to Slovenia as lighting designer and stage manager to remount their production of Tarzan in the cities of Kranj and Ptuj. In addition to his professional freelance work in theatre production, Professor Appleton is a published playwright and textbook author. Visit his full biography at UWW >>
Portrait (head shot) of Ruth Conrad-Proulx from UW-Whitewater

Ruth Conrad-Proulx

Technical Director (she, her, hers)
Ruth Conrad-Proulx has been a professional theatre production manager and technical director producing in theatrical venues and in classrooms teachings for the past 20 year. At the UW-Whitewater Professor Conrad-Proulx oversees the Stage Management program in the Theatre/Dance Department as well as running the Scene Shop, the Electrics Shop and the Sound Shop and a variety of practicum labs. She also teaches Technical Direction, Production Stage Management, Introduction to Technical Theatre, Theatre Appreciation and World of the Arts in addition to mentoring students through design for many areas on stage. Visit her full biography at UWW >>
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