Reagan Chesnut, Associate Managing Director of the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre (HSRT), and Erik Alberg, Director of Design and Production for the Performing Arts, recently received a $10,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts Grants for Arts Projects Program. The project is titled To support the purchase of sound amplification equipment and administrative costs for the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre.
The purpose of this project is to support the purchase of wireless microphones and transmitters for the DeWitt Main Theatre ta allow for the application of all actors onstage for both musicals and plays, as opposed to selective amplification. Consistent amplification will allow better use of the theatre’s loop and hearing assist systems, as well as increased benefits in video and streaming mediums. This will directly benefit patrons who are hard of hearing, those with hearing loss, as well as those with autism and other development disabilities or anxiety disorders that may require remote viewing of productions.
Congratulations, Reagan and Erik, on your award!