Groundbreaking Scheduled for School of Theatre & Dance Complex

The project was made possible by a $10 million gift from the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation and will expand the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre with new classrooms, cutting-edge design facilities and new rehearsal and performance spaces.

WHAT: Groundbreaking for the School of Theatre & Dance Complex, an expansion and renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre

WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday (Aug. 11)

WHERE: Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre, 2812 18th St.

Guest parking is available in the R3 Lot (south of the Psychology Building).

WHO: Officials and guests of the Texas Tech University System will host a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the first phase of construction for the School of Theatre & Dance Complex, which includes expansion and renovation of the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre, housed within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts (TCVPA).

The project, made possible by a $10 million donation from the J.T. & Margaret Talkington Charitable Foundation, will provide cutting-edge technology and new study, rehearsal and performance spaces for students and faculty within the School of Theatre & Dance. The renovations and expansion plans include a 178-seat black-box theater, lighting and computer-assisted design and drafting labs, makeup and dressing rooms and three 30-seat classrooms.

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan, Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec and TCVPA Dean Noel Zahler will deliver remarks prior to the groundbreaking. The event program will take place inside the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre. Immediately following, a groundbreaking with officials will take place outdoors, north of the Maedgen Theatre entrance.

CONTACT: Michael Molina, vice chancellor, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, Texas Tech University System (806) 742-2116 or michael.molina@ttu.edu


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J.T. & Margaret Talkington
College of Visual & Performing Arts

 

The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts at Texas Tech offers a diverse array of programs and courses in art, music, theatre and dance.

The college seeks to prepare students who will be leaders in the profession by employing the highest standards in performance, teaching, research, and artistic and creative vision.

The college includes the:

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