for the Cary Trivanovich assembly program should be one side
(wall) of the
bleachers only, with overflow directly in front on the floor
without chairs, as pictured above. (No portable stage please,
unless the number of students on the floor exceeds 500).
This arrangement is visually perfect head-to-toe, which is
crucial, and results in an excellent connection between speaker and audience. Do not wrap the floor-seated students in a horse-shoe shape around the
performance area - The audience must not view the
performance from the direct sides. For lighting, just
keep all of the gym lights on like you would for a basketball
game (No special lighting).