In the Spring of 2011, the Hopkins Center for the Arts (HOP) and the Theater Department began working together with AMS Planning & Research on imagining, defining, designing and costing a new Theater Lab program at Dartmouth College based on a set of compelling ideas that had been set forth in a white paper of the chair of the Theater Department.
As a result of this planning effort, the following overarching goals for the Theater Lab emerged:
AMS conducted a series of interviews, workshops, meetings, best practice explorations and planning discussions that helped shape this exciting new initiative:
Based on the goals and broad input noted above, a detailed program plan and cost estimate was prepared by AMS for the Theater Lab . The AMS final report summarizes input and perspectives gathered during the study and discusses the desired impact for all participants (students, faculty, artists, audiences). Outcomes from feedback, as well as a proposed annual program plan and pro forma budget, were presented to the University Leadership for action in April 2012.