Mile Square Theatre Breaks Ground on Its New Facility at the Artisan in Hoboken

 

Hoboken's Mile Square Theater
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano, Zabrina Stoffel, President of the Mile Square Theatre Board of Trustees, Chase Leyner, Mile Square Theatre Education Coordinator, Larry Bijou, Geri Fallo, Hoboken Administrator of Cultural Affairs, BCB executives Joseph Javitz, Thomas Coughlin and Kenneth O’Neill, Mile Square Theatre Artistic Associate Joseph Gallo, were among the crowd gathered for a ‘ground breaking’ inside the new theater space at the Artisan. 11/13/15 Hoboken,NJ photo by Joe Epstein/JoeEpsteinPhotography.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On  Friday,November 19,  Mile Square Theatre staff and trustees shared a momentous occasion for the arts in Hudson County with an excited group of stakeholders. Leading the way with a ceremonial groundbreaking was MST Trustee President Zabrina Stoffel, MST Education Director Chase Leyner, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, and Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano.

Mile Square Theatre’s new facility is designed by Nastasi Architects and is being built by Sabia Construction. It’s scheduled to open in March, 2016. MST Education programs will operate from the new facility, and the company will soon announce its first season of plays at the Artisan.

Also on hand at the groundbreaking were Hoboken Cultural Affairs Director Geri Fallo, Larry Bijou, Larry and Diana Henriques, Mark Villamar, Clark Machemer, Bayonne Community Bank’s Tom Coughlin, Joseph Javitz, and Kenny O’Neill, and Clifton Savings Bank’s Tricia Hrotko. Other MST participants were Trustee Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin, MST Managing Director Lauren Ciborski, MST Playwright-in-Residence Joseph Gallo, and MST Artistic Associate Mark Cirnigliaro.

Mile Square Theatre (MST) is the leading professional Equity theatre in Hudson County. Under the artistic direction of founder Chris O’Connor, MST presents full-scale productions for adults and children, in addition to providing theatre education programs and the MST Dance Academy.

Photo credit: Joe Epstein

Media contact: Chris O’Connor 646.271.6557 • chris.oconnor@milesquaretheatre.org

For company information, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of state, a partner agency of the National endowment for the arts and by funds from the national endowment for the arts, administered by the Hudson county office of cultural & heritage affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 

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