Why not start out big? The first physical exhibit of the No Evil Project was at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, which is a world-class theatre located in Worcester's historic Federal Square with a 2010-2011 season attendance of 180,000 people. That's a lot of people that to learn about the project and hopefully think about how they view labels and stereotypes.
Originally built in 1904 as a vaudeville house, the building was renovated in 1926 in the grand tradition of the most ornate film theaters of the day by noted architect Thomas Lamb (architect of Boston's Opera House). The grand reopening in March 2008 was the culmination of a $31 million renovation funded by contributions from hundreds of foundation, corporate, and individual donors. Since then, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts has established its place as a rich entertainment and cultural destination. One of ten winners of The National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2010, The Hanover Theatre was also ranked by POLLSTAR as one of the top theatres worldwide for the 2010-2011 Season.
- The exhibit consisted of three large banners hanging in the modern lobby above the entrance to the theatre. They were primarily viewable from the second floor reception area that's suspended above the lobby.
- The banners fit in three existing wall panels: one at 13' 8" wide x 19' 6" high, and two at 5' 8" wide x 19' 6" high.
- The exhibit contained the sets of the first 250 people to participate in the project
- An interactive 23" touchscreen kiosk allowed visitors to learn more about the people in the exhibit.