PERFORMING ARTS PROFILE: 34 WEST

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JEFF QUERIN AND STEPHEN WAYNE OF 34 WEST

A 1991 Acura Integra hatchback rolling down I-80 crammed with costumes, disassembled set pieces, and two twenty-something actors were the humble beginnings of 34 West Theater Company. What started as a touring group, now, 16 years later, has blossomed into a brick-and- mortar space bringing laughs, drama, and topnotch entertainment to the Lowcountry.

34 West Theater334 West co-founders Jeff Querin and Stephen Wayne soon ditched the hatchback and upgraded to a van (with Stow ‘n Go seating no less). They quickly put thousands of miles on it, traveling back and forth between venues in Ohio and New York City, but they’ve always envisioned having their own space.

Now they have it. A cozy, quaint joint located at 200 Meeting Street. “When we found this place, it was a yogurt shop,” says Wayne. “And when we designed it, we wanted people the moment they walked in the door to already be experiencing the show.” Read full review at The Art Mag.

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