Rockwell Group has joined forces with TAIT to create OpenStage NYC, a new initiative that utilizes portable staging, to help arts organizations move to outdoor performances this spring. TAIT is using equipment from its vast, reconfigurable staging inventory to create unique, quick-deploying staging systems. Design footprints accommodate the stages for outdoor production facilities and allow for 50-person audiences socially distanced.
To program the stages, Rockwell Group and TAIT have partnered with arts organizations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens – Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), BRIC and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) – to help arts organizations in those boroughs. These organizations can book performances in the same or multiple locations within the borough. All revenues generated by performances utilizing the stages will go to the arts organizations.