The Tank Finds New Home in Old Abingdon Theatre Company Space

News   The Tank Finds New Home in Old Abingdon Theatre Company Space
The move will allow the arts organization to bring all of its programming, including theatre, under one roof.
Josh Luxenberg, Rosalind Grush, and Meghan Finn Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Tank, the non-profits arts organization dedicated to presenting theatre, comedy, dance, film, and music by emerging artists, has announced that it has found a new home in the space formerly occupied by Abingdon Theatre Company on West 36th Street in New York. The move, from its current black box theatre space in Times Square, will allow the company to present all of its programming under one roof.

The Tank will take over the new space, which houses both a 98-seat proscenium and 56-seat black box, beginning with its 2017–2018 season this fall.

“This is a truly transformative moment for The Tank,” commented Co-Artistic Director Rosalind Grush in a statement. “We are one of the few arts organizations whose model is based on more. More artists bringing their ideas to the table makes for a better, deeper, more complex conversation. More shows means increased opportunities for innovation, for experimentation, for polished work pushing the boundaries of what you’d think is possible in a theatre, for scrappy passionate work created in a week in response to what’s happening right now in our country.

“More means inclusiveness. More means that you’ll see work here that wouldn’t or couldn’t happen anywhere else. And even with more, even with having seen literally over 1,000 performances during my tenure here, I’m still constantly surprised, delighted, disturbed, and forever changed by the performances on our stages.”

“This move and the expansion of our programming and services that comes with it represents our commitment to more artists, more art, more ideas—each unique, each political, each the lifeblood of what makes New York City a global cultural center,” added Co-Artistic Director Meghan Finn.

Writer and director Josh Luxenberg is a curator on Flint & Tinder along with Jon Levin.

The 2017–2018 theatrical lineup includes the New York premiere of Sam’s Tea Shack (September 12–October 1) and the world premieres of Wood Calls Out to Wood by Corinne Donly (September 12–October 1) and Pillowtalk, conceived by Kyoung’s Pacific Beat (January 2018).

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