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Resinski Black Box Theater

Thanks to a grassroots effort by a passionate group of theater alumni, funds are being raised for the Resinski Black Box Theater. This proposed, flexible 10,000-square foot space would be available for performances, speakers, concerts, and lectures. This newest addition to the campus Fine Arts Center, that includes the Boiler House and Art Garage, would create a new vibrant gathering area for the campus community.

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  • On March 24, 2018, fifty-six theater alumni and friends met on campus for a one-day symposium. The goal of the symposium was to strategically inform the design of the Black Box Theater, build support and enthusiasm for the project and assess and identify sources of funding.

    Chris Collins ’73, campaign fund-raising chair, presided over the plenary session to vision the potential beyond bricks and mortar.  University President, Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., Vice President for Advancement, Robert Crusciel ’86, additional University administrators joined project architecture and planning firm, IKM in opening the symposium. Two breakout sessions followed: “designing the theater to SFU’s programmatic needs” and “the Black Box theater as a cultural asset for the community.”

    If fundraising efforts go well, the goal is to open the theater in the autumn of 2021, to coincide with the 175th anniversary of Saint Francis University. If you would like to move this project forward, contact Robert Crusciel ’86, Vice President for Advancement at rcrusciel@francis.edu or 814-472-3021.