In this studio theater, the separation between actors and
audience members is completely eliminated. Actors can move in front, behind and
all around the audience; they can even approach audience members directly,
making this an intimate and imaginative space.
Called an “experimental” or “black box” theater, the space
is unique in that there are no fixed seats. “Black” is the color used to describe
the space because when the lights are turned off, the audience is forced to
focus on what the director and actors permit the audience to see.
The theater is named after Regis Philbin. Always willing to
share his love for the Fighting Irish, Regis graduated from Notre Dame in 1953
with a degree in sociology. He, along with Kelly Ripa, hosted Live! With Regis & Kelly
mornings for 12 years.