Portland Playhouse is a local nonprofit that produces culturally diverse and socially relevant productions to engage the local community both on stage and for youth in their classrooms. This project included a significant renovation of the existing building and a new 1,465 SF building on-site, with newly designed outdoor space. In the Portland Playhouse basement, COLAS built several open common areas for “behind-the-curtain” spaces, including new offices, dressing rooms, a green room, a kitchen, and a common area. On the first floor, COLAS updated the public-facing lobby and converted existing facilities to gender-neutral bathrooms. Next to the historic church, the new modern outbuilding provides dedicated rehearsal, community space, and a production shop for performance set construction.