From the earliest program discussions, there was no equivocation, the University of Southern Indiana wanted a thrust theatre to suite their educational and greater community purposes. This arrangement allows students to perform alongside professional actors in an intimate setting. The distinctive feature of the Performance Center is the electrified side walls to the stage. Light modulates the walls furnishing a multiple series of possibilities for presentation and teaching. Electrifying the side walls adds richness for theatrical presentations and the ability to alter the character of the space prior, during and after presentations.