According to the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) website,
“Ground breaking rites were held on January 19, 2016 for the CCP New Black Box Theater to be constructed in the sunken parking area of the CCP Complex.”
“The CCP New Black Box Theater is made possible through the efforts of theater arts patron Ignacio Gimenez and brother Roberto Olanday with the support and administrative assistance of the Locsin Partners.”
“Shown in photo are from left, CCP vice president-artistic director Chris Millado, CCP board members Florangel Rosario Braid, Cristina Turalba, Nestor Jardin (former CCP president), Leandro V. Locsin Partners (LVLP) administrator Andy Locsin, CCP chairperson Emily Abrera, Mr. Ignacio Gimenez (theater arts patron and Black Box Theater donor), CCP president Raul Sunico, Mr. Roberto Olanday (director of Eurotowers Group), CCP vice president for administration Rodolfo del Rosario, LVLP Partner architect Locsin, Maree Barbara Tan-Tiongco (technical theater consultant), and CCP board trustee Danny Dolor at the ground breaking ceremony.”
What an exciting new change for the CCP! We can’t wait to start watching shows in this new venue.