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City Life

Sep 15, 2010

Beginning in 1980, St. Ann’s has earned a well-deserved reputation for consistently presenting innovative theatrical collaborations, concert presentations and new works for puppet theatre. Early on the performances were mainly classical pieces but saw great success and St. Ann’s was able to grow into the pioneering performance venue it is today.

Captivated by the ambitious performances happening at St. Ann’s, artists began to help build the venue’s reputation. In 2001, shortly after 9/11, St. Ann’s continued its success and innovation by moving to DUMBO, and beginning performances in St. Ann’s Warehouse at 38 Water Street. In the following years St. Ann’s brought a number of excellent performances, from Shakespeare to Broadway productions to puppet opera.

In 2005, St. Ann’s celebrated their 25th anniversary with a new presentation of Roy Nathanson’s Fire at Keaton’s Bar & Grill. In the following seasons St. Ann’s would go on to receive four Drama Desk award nominations for its productions of Hell House and Woyzeck.

In 2012, St. Ann’s moved to a new temporary location on Jay St. in DUMBO. They are preparing for a move to the Tobacco Warehouse in the coming years. The 2012-2013 season brought productions of Mies Julie, and Opus No. 7, and will continue to have productions through June, before they go into the off season. You’ll want to check for exact dates, but if you’re around for LABAPALOOZA, you won’t want to miss it. St. Ann’s has hosted “The Lab” for the last 15 years, bringing together artists and collaborators for nine months to develop projects that culminate in the LABAPALOOZA mini-festival.

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