28 May 2013
- Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
Hattiloo Theatre will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for its new theatre on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The new Hattiloo Theatre is being built on the northwest corner of Monroe and Cooper and the building will be approximately 12,000 square feet.
"The addition of Hattiloo will provide more accessiblilty to black theatre and helps to diversify the theatre epicenter of Memphis, said Ekundayo Bandele, Executive/Artistic Director.
"We are very excited about the new facility and being a part of this cultural renaissance in our great city," Bandele, who is the theatre's founder.
The Theatre's Mainstage will seat 150 to 175 and will be able to change formation from one play to the next. The Black Box theatre will seat 65. The lobby will seat up to 110 guests at round banquet tables. The theatre's backstage will have dressing rooms, showers and a green-room. There will also be office space, a multi-use room, and rehearsal space.
As part of the groundbreaking elebration, there will be musical performances by
Jamille 'Jam' Hunter, Stefani Bolton and Ficktive Kin.