This 500-seat, single balcony theatre was designed to serve the University's music and drama departments as well as touring professionals. Working closely with the faculty, staff and the design team Alec (as PM for Charles Cosler Theatre Design) helped to find the balance among the various constituents' needs and wishes. The result is a very intimate, acoustically adjustable auditorium with a full stagehouse to serve virtually any technical need that a 500-seat theatre could face.
Location: Montclair, NJ
Architect: The Hillier Group
Acoustics Consultant: Creative Acoustics
Theatre Consultant: Charles Cosler Theatre Design
Completion Date: 2004
and lighting design
Alec led theatre planning and design for the team at Charles Cosler Theatre Design, and left to join FDA prior to the Alexander Kasser Theatre completing construction.
“I love this theater. I come all the way from London to see my work in it.” Richard Alston, choreographer for Peak Performances.
- NorthJersey.com, November 2014.
“It is a jewel of a theater and a state-of-the-art home for dynamic, breathtaking and thought-provoking performing arts.” Susan A. Cole, President, Montclair State University.
- BroadwayWorld.com, November 2014.