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Cultural Facilities Network: Tour of the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre (In-Person)

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  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community



The BSA Cultural Facilities Network, in collaboration with Boston University, College of Fine Arts (CFA) invite you to tour the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.

Listed among the best new architectural structures around the globe (Wallpaper magazine, 2019), the Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre provides CFA theatre students with countless opportunities to experiment, innovate, and take the audience from 820 Commonwealth Avenue to another world.

During the 60-minute tour, participants will take a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art facility, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, and explore key design aspects including how its distinctive façade elevates Boston University’s presence on Commonwealth Avenue. This event will include a Q&A session at the end.

Ross Cameron, RIBA, RIAS, Vice President at Elkus Manfredi Architects and Jonny Kontogiannis, Production Manager for the BU College of Fine Arts School of Theatre will lead the tour.

Presenters' Bios:

Ross Cameron, RIBA, RIAS
Vice President Ross Cameron creates environments for learning, living, and working. Recent work includes Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and College of Fine Arts Production Center, the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport and the forthcoming University of Southern Maine Portland Commons Residence Hall and Career & Student Success Center. A member of the Boston Preservation Alliance’s Board of Directors, Ross’ integration of historical buildings with contemporary design is central to much of his work, including the repositioning of Emerson College’s Little Building, the Paramount Center, and the Colonial Theatre restoration. Ross is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, and the Society for College and University Planning.

Johnny Kontogiannis is the Production Manager for the BU College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. In this position, he works closely with the faculty to support all productions in the school, ensuring they meet the artistic and educational goals of the program. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre and CFA Production Center, as well as all other production spaces in the School. He also teaches classes in the MFA Production Management Program. During his time at BU, Johnny has also helped support the design and construction of the Booth Theatre by working as the main liaison between the School and the construction team, as well as managed the move of the Design and Production Program from the former Boston University Theatre on Huntington Avenue to its current home. Johnny earned his BFA in Technical Production from Boston University. Prior to coming to Boston University, he worked as a Production Manager for Tech Production Services, a Broadway Production Management Company, where he managed Broadway and First National Tours. He also worked as a stagehand on Broadway, before becoming an instructor and Scene Shop Supervisor at Ithaca College.