Present Company Theatorium
196-198 Stanton Street (South of Houston, West of Ridge / Avenue C)
This former garage was home to one of the larger downtown spaces and had a catwalk around the stage. The Present Company were in a musty, windowless 2nd floor office. The space was filthy and scary - perfect for downtown theatre. The Present Company grew tired of being theatre managers and moved to midtown in 2003. But, much to my surprise, the building was still intact when I visited in September 2006. Probably just waiting for the right buyer to tear it down and build condos.
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