Six friends founded Taproot Theatre Company in 1976. Five of them had graduated from Seattle Pacific University. They were small, but dedicated, a touring troupe of actors. It’s since grown. With Producing Artistic Director Scott Nolte, and Associate Artistic Director Karen Lund, Taproot is now Seattle’s largest mid-size theater company, serving over 150,000 annually throughout the Pacific Northwest with a full mainstage season, touring programs and their Acting Studio.
Their seasons are eclectic, with well-known favorites and cutting edge theatre pieces. Recent productions include Bach at Leizig, Jeeves in Bloom, and Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker.
Their Acting Studio, founded in 1992, offers classes for children and adults alike interesting in learning the craft of acting. With year-round programming, subjects include musical theatre, on-camera acting, and Shakespeare.
Taproot sticks to its roots, too, with their touring company. Having performed throughout the state in schools, prisons, churches, community centers and more, Taproot’s Road Company spends the school year teaching social-issue lessons via live theatre. This they’d done since 1985. Over 1 million students have seen Taproot’s social-issue plays.
For more information about the Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.taproottheatre.org.