New Centerstage Artistic Director Kwame Kweh-Armah is revamping the Head Theater by changing its cabaret set-up to more traditional theater seating. But that's just the start. “One of the things I loved when I first came to this theater was the uniqueness and wonderful flexibility of the Head Theater,” said Kwei-Armah in a press release. “Since taking over, however, it has come to my attention that the Head Theater receives many complaints from patrons, designers, and directors. Bearing in mind that I share their concerns, we are reconfiguring the Head Theater to a more ‘traditional’ space. This, however, is not the destination—it is a stop on the road to a fully flexible 21st-Century theatrical black box.”
The press release also notes that patrons' seating in the newly configured space will be comparable to their current locations.