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Resinski Black Box Theatre

A grassroots effort by a passionate group of theatre alumni is underway to construct the Resinski Black Box Theatre, to be named after beloved director and drama professor Kenny Resinski, and his wife Bonnie who continues the Resinski legacy at SFU.  Please help us make this creative dream a reality for future students and the entire Saint Francis community.

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  • On March 24, 2018, fifty-six theater alumni and friends met on campus for a one-day symposium. The goal of the symposium was to strategically inform the design of the Black Box Theater, build support and enthusiasm for the project and assess and identify sources of funding.

    Chris Collins ’73, campaign fund-raising chair, presided over the plenary session to vision the potential beyond bricks and mortar.  University President, Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., Vice President for Advancement, Robert Crusciel ’86, additional University administrators joined project architecture and planning firm, IKM in opening the symposium. Two breakout sessions followed: “designing the theater to SFU’s programmatic needs” and “the Black Box theater as a cultural asset for the community.”

    If fundraising efforts go well, the goal is to open the theater in the autumn of 2021, to coincide with the 175th anniversary of Saint Francis University. If you would like to move this project forward, contact Robert Crusciel ’86, Vice President for Advancement at rcrusciel@francis.edu or 814-472-3021.