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Taproot Theater Joins the Green Home Tour April 26th!

April 8, 2014

BOONE_SPEED-201401271006-EditJoining the Green Home Tour this year is a sustainability stop that brings
art, culture and green building technology together. On April 26th the
public will have an opportunity for a “behind the scenes” look inside
Taproot Theatre Company’s newly constructed Kendall Center located on the
site of the Eleanor Roosevelt Building that was destroyed in the October
2009 arson in the historic Greenwood business district’s crossroads.

Tours are at 12pm and 1:30pm.

The 12,000 square foot annex was constructed by Method Prefab when Taproot
opted for modular construction to expand into the space previously occupied
by the Eleanor Roosevelt Building.  Designed by The Miller Hull Partnership,
the targeted LEED Gold building renovation and expansion takes design cues
from the early 1900’s era neighborhood setting, adding improved efficiency
with energy-conserving lighting and HVAC systems, public green space in a
congested traffic corridor, and the use of reclaimed and environmentally
friendly materials.

An additional highlight to the tour is the artwork featured by Bherd Studiosrevised Stage Door Cafe and Lobby with murals by BHeard Studio
in the new Stage Door Café. After the arson in 2009 Bherd Studio artists
painted the mural that ran alongside the sidewalk of 85th and brightened the
neighborhood. “Having Bherd Studios create the murals for the Stage Door
Café was another way for us to include them in our recovery, as well as to
feature Greenwood artists.” The mural consists of two panels: The left is a
composite of photos from the reconstruction of the Old Globe Theater in
London; the right is based on snapshots of Taproot Theater. “The concept was
taking a bit of the new from the old, with Taproot Theatre being the new and
Shakespeare’s Globe being the old” said John Osgood and Kevin Sensei, the
artists that created the mural.

Join the tour and have a behind the scenes look at the theater’s new spaces
including:

Black Box Theatre that seats 120 – A space for developing and performing new
scripts, additional classes for youth and rehearsals

The Stage Door Café (Now Open) – a comfortable setting for patrons to gather
before and after performances for dialogue and engagement; open six days a
week, it is also a way to serve the Greenwood community

Scene Shop (1,200 sf) – a more spacious and efficient construction space
will shorten the time needed to construct and move-in scenery, allowing for
additional performance weeks and increased revenue

Costume, laundry, and repair shop

Green room with dressing rooms and bathrooms

Lobby providing additional space

Public Restrooms

Administrative offices with conference room and staff break room

interior/exterior deck with living walls and green roof

About Taproot Theatre Company

Taproot Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit theatre company with a
multi-faceted production program. Founded in 1976, Taproot Theatre serves
the Pacific Northwest with Mainstage Productions, Touring Productions and
the Acting Studio. Taproot exists to create theatre that explores the beauty
and questions of life while bringing hope to our search for meaning. Taproot
Theatre Company is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre
Puget Sound (TPS), Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the
Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce.

About Method Prefab

Method Prefab (Method) is a custom manufacturer of precision-built
prefabricated structures. The company offers fully custom prefabrication of
any design by any architect. Founded with a mission of adding innovation to
the future of construction, Method is guided by the core value of
thoughtful, sustainable design. Prefabrication allows Method to reduce
construction timelines and control costs while building custom projects in a
controlled environment, minimizing exposure and waste. As such, Method can
focus on sustainability and cutting edge design. Method’s structures ship 80
to 95 percent complete, resulting in project timelines of two to five
months. For more information, visit: methodprefab.com


Thanks to our Green Home Tour Sponsors Infiniti Real Estate & Development
and Umpqua Bank for contributing to this sustainability stop on the
tour!

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