Arts Plaza Featured in International Design Expo

Arts PlazaThe College’s open-air Arts Plaza, a signature space of the Williams Arts Campus under development on North Third St. in downtown Easton (see “Advancing the Creative Arts,” Fall 2010), was featured in the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in June. The premier international exhibition of theater and performance design, the event showcases innovative projects from around the world.

Overlooking the Bushkill Creek adjacent to the Williams Visual Arts Building and future facilities for theater and film & media studies, the Arts Plaza, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects, opened last summer. This spring, it was the site of Lafayette College Theater’s outdoor staging of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi (right). Directed by Suzanne Westfall, professor of English, the production was part of a course on the Dada movement in the visual and performing arts that she taught with with Ed Kerns, Clapp Professor of Art.