TheatreSquared unveils designs for future permanent home

Nov 3, 2016

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TheatreSquared unveils designs for future permanent home

50,000 square-foot building unites two intimate theatres, design workshops, offices, dedicated artist housing, and always-open public spaces
Detailed designs and backstory are now online at ournextstage.org

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — November 3, 2016 — Earlier tonight, in front of 350 local arts patrons, TheatreSquared Executive Director Martin Miller and Artistic Director Robert Ford unveiled the finished designs for its future permanent home. London-based theatre planners Charcoalblue led the design team, and New York-based Marvel Architects designed the 50,000 square-foot theatre building.
Miller described a significant expansion of the company’s artistic and public capacities for the assembled guests: “TheatreSquared’s new home will unite two state-of-the-art theatres; the company’s first dedicated rehearsal space right on the corner; staff offices; education and community space off the lobby; on-site workshops for scenery, props and costumes tucked behind; eight dedicated guest artist apartments in a separate building; outdoor public spaces at three levels; and an always-open café/bar at the active corner of West & Spring.”

“On my first trip to Fayetteville, I met Bob and Martin in a wonderful place, Arsaga’s at the Depot,” said Jonathan Marvel. “I asked them to tell me the most important quality they wanted to capture in their new home. They immediately said, the intimacy. Nearly before I could answer, a woman walked up and interrupted us. She said — Bob, Martin, I’ve heard you’re thinking of building a new theatre. That’s wonderful! But please, whatever you do, don’t lose the intimacy. I got the message!”

TheatreSquared has launched a detailed website with design images, backstory, and process galleries.
See more at ournextstage.org.

Full press release and image downloads at: theatre2.org