The Pregones Theatre Company began producing theater in New York City and throughout the region in 1978. The company has had its permanent home in the Bronx since 1982, variously in the Longwood Arts Project in former P.S. 39, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in the South Bronx, and Pregones Studio on the Grand Concourse. In that time, it has mounted touring productions that have traveled throughout the world, and become a leading voice of Puerto Rican / Latino theater in the country. In tandem with its theatrical production, it has become a complex and highly successful arts organization with training, outreach and partnership programs that link it to its neighborhood and to a variety of communities.
To accommodate its expanded mission, the company is in the process of making a permanent home in a former residential building, just off of the Grand Concourse, where Pregones currently has offices and a performance space. A phased plan was created for the renovation of the neighboring building, formerly a warehouse. The phased plan allows the expansion of the facility in step with the company’s expanding resources and program.
In the first phase of the project, the building will be renovated to provide a 122-seat professional performance space, technical theater training center, and gallery.
In the second phase of the project, a more extensive renovation of the building will add two stories to the building to create a 179-seat theater, and add expanded workshops, technical support and training spaces, additional office space for the company, and new rehearsal / studio space.