The Board of Directors for the WYO Theater in Sheridan, along with Trustees from Sheridan College have announced that deconstruction of the Perkins Building at 32 North Main Street has begun. During the initial phase of demolition, the sidewalk and parking lane will be completely blocked off for equipment positioning and the safety of the public.
As a result, pedestrians will have to cross to the east side of Main Street to travel between Loucks and Brundage Streets. In a media release issued by the WYO Theater, Executive Director Nick Johnson stated that the theater is still up and running and the box-office will be open every weekday from noon to 5 pm.
The project is a collaboration between the WYO Theater, the City of Sheridan and Sheridan College that will add additional performance and rehearsal space, expansion of the lobby area, improved technical capabilities on the main stage of the theater, additional restrooms and a costume design and construction area. Johnson says that when complete, the project will benefit the entire community.
In 2011, the City secured two $1 million grants from the Wyoming Business Council. The Board of Directors for the WYO Theater and Sheridan College Foundation have been working on a capital campaign to raise additional funds for the project. That capital campaign currently stands at 83 percent of the goal.