Hudson Valley Shakespeare
FTL Design Engineering Studio
A seasonal theater for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The client requested a new structure that would house all the theatrical requirements of their productions, including lighting trusses and exhaust fans, and accommodate the thrust. Since the view here is so extraordinary, we designed the structure to face the water and have a large, unsupported opening, almost like a bay window, framing the view. We took the technology of European circus tents and modified it to fit the Elizabethan stage design, much like the Globe Theater in London. The client was very pleased at the creation of a unique structure that carries the style of their unique productions.