The Bushwick Starr began in 2001 as a developmental space for the New York-based theater company, Fovea Floods. In 2004, the company helped to fully convert the space to a black-box venue while producing a large-scale theatrical run. As the neighborhood of Bushwick began to transform into a thriving artistic nexus desirous of space and support, the group decided to open its doors to other artists. It primarily presents theater, dance and music.