The Wilbury Theatre Group is a progressive performance company focused on bringing new works to Rhode Island audiences throughout its production season. The group also produces the annual PVD Fringe festival, and in 2016 received a major grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
DUAL’s work on Wilbury’s new Olneyville home will begin with basic, incremental upgrades to support the company’s focus on unconventional stagings and challenging material. Further on, the new theatre’s unusual location -- in a bustling urban neighborhood, yet next to a park and a river -- promises many opportunities for new indoor and outdoor spaces.
DUAL worked with Wilbury for pre-design services including space planning, program analysis, and written assessments of the structural, mechanical, and spatial suitability of 11 potential locations. When a building formerly housing an auto business was secured, DUAL guided Wilbury through zoning, building, life-safety and environmental reviews, allowing them to open their doors for Fall 2017 performances.
THE WILBURY THEATRE GROUP
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