Management of the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington has been taken over by newly-formed theatrical company Constellation Stage & Screen. The city of Bloomington has signed a contract with the theater and film company to lease the arts venue and handle day-to-day operations for five years.
Constellation was created in March by the merger of Cardinal Stage, Bloomington Playwrights Project, and Pigasus Institute.
“This innovative merger anchored at the Waldron creates a home for art in Bloomington and we look forward to watching it, and the community that will inevitably form around it, thrive,” said Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton.
The Waldron Arts Center reopened in January after being closed for two years. During that time, the facility underwent repair work, including improvements to the HVAC system, window and roof restoration, and LED upgrades to light fixtures.
While under new management, further repairs are expected. The Board of Public Works approved the installation of new technical equipment, theater seating, and a new café. Waldron will be closed through fall to allow for the repairs.
Learn more about Constellation Stage & Screen in previous IIB coverage.