St. Ann's Warehouse Water Street Home Set for Redevelopment

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St. Ann's Warehouse artistic director Susan Feldman announced June 11 that the Brooklyn theatrical institution, which hosted the New York debut of the critically praised Black Watch, will begin a search for a new home.

The New York Times reports that the current Water Street location in Dumbo has been approved by the city for redevelopment as a school and apartment complex. St. Ann's has resided at the location since 2001, although the company had originally planned only a nine-month stay at the former spice milling factory.

Feldman, who supported the city's vote on the future of the current warehouse space, said that she is working with developers David and Jed Walentas to find a suitable home for St. Ann's, which has two more seasons at Water Street before it must vacate.

Last season St. Ann's produced an outdoor production of TR Warszawa's Macbeth at the Civil-War era Tobacco Warehouse on the Brooklyn Waterfront, a site that Feldman told the Times would be an "ideal choice." However, the Warehouse is a landmark, and St. Ann's could face hurdles in attempting to produce there.

The company is also considering performances spaces ranging from 12,000-14,000 square feet in Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Vinegar Hill.

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