All the world’s a black box
A black box theatre is exactly what it sounds like: a big, black room with four walls and very little else.
No elaborate gilt, no plush velvet chairs, no sweeping curtain. No balconies or orchestra pit.
And no stage.
That’s precisely the point – and a plain black box can be a valuable teaching tool for the school’s Theatre & Film Studies students, says McMaster theatre professor Peter Cockett.