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Atlantic Theater Company

Linda Gross Theater | New York | 2013

Led by principal Howard Werner—an Atlantic Theater Company member since 1985—Lightswitch consulted on the architectural lighting for the project, which entailed revitalizing the historic structure and turning its temporary lobby, audience areas and bathrooms into permanent structures.

What It Was

The Atlantic Theater Company has produced a new revival. Only this time, it’s off stage. For the past 20 years, the award-winning, off-Broadway company has produced plays in the parish hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, which was built in 1854. After years of using temporary staging to create the theater’s public areas, the company transformed the space into a new, state-of-the-art performing arts facility that opened for the 2013 season.

What We Did

Led by principal Howard Werner—an Atlantic Theater Company member since 1985—Lightswitch consulted on the architectural lighting for the project, which entailed revitalizing the historic structure and turning its temporary lobby, audience areas and bathrooms into permanent structures. With thoughtfully designed architectural lighting and LED accents, the newly renovated space honors the history of the building, while meeting the needs of the theater’s 21st-century audience.

Why It Worked

Our long history with the Atlantic Theater Company gave us an insider’s perspective that enabled us to tailor our solutions to the client. Coupled with our extensive experience designing lighting for theater spaces and productions, this personal connection to the project resulted in an inspired design that has been hailed as a smash hit.