Architectural Record — “Poetry of Performance”

October 1, 2003

Blair Kamin reviews Studio Gang’s Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre for Architectural Record.

“Moving roofs typically shelter massive sports stadiums, but rarely do they play a leading role in the design of small-scale, outdoor theaters. At the $8.5 million Starlight Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, Chicago architect Jeanne Gang ... incorporated this technology into a relatively inexpensive, yet elegantly sculptural, design in which the drama begins long before the stage doors slide open.”