Kodiak Arts Council to hold meeting on future of Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium

Kodiak’s Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium stands as a monument to the island’s love of community theater. And it has stood for over 30 years. But as it ages, some of its equipment is lagging behind the new digital era of theater production- an era that seeming more and more inescapable as shows have been held remotely during the pandemic.

And so, the Kodiak Arts Council is holding a community meeting to discuss the next 30 years of the auditorium, inviting the general public to attend a 6:00 p.m. meeting tonight at the auditorium to go over the future of the facility’s use and development.

Jared Griffin is a community theater director and youth theater director. He says that certain features in the theater are beginning to show their age. As a disclaimer, Griffin is also a staff member of KMXT.

“A lot of the new shows coming out are a lot more are involve very sophisticated lighting schemes, and, and projections, and we’re pretty limited on our lighting is good, but we’re pretty limited on projections, what we can do with projections,” Griffin said.

According to Griffin some funding would be discussed at the event, which could be put towards different projects. He also mentioned that the sound system could benefit from an upgrade.

The event will be hosted by Arts Council head Katie Oliver, on the auditorium main stage.

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