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For Love of Performance & the ‘Hood: Triskelion Arts Opens Its Doors in Greenpoint

Upstairs at the new Triskelion Arts, during the Spring Gala 2015 ©Jay Miriam

Until February, Triskelion Arts shared a space deep inside a three-story, brick warehouse on 118 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, across from Mable’s Smokehouse and, more famously, on the same block as the ever-expanding Brooklyn Brewery.

“We were in a landmarked building, surprisingly, even though the building was falling apart,” explains artistic and executive director Abby Bender. One of the original co-founders, Abby is wearing navy coveralls and has a loop of keys at her waist that jangle as we walk around the new Triskelion building, recently opened for business on 106 Calyer Street in Greenpoint.

For the past fifteen years, Triskelion has been a place where anyone could go see performances by emerging artists, rent affordable rehearsal space, take fun classes (hoop dance, Poi, martial arts), and get involved with theater. In 2014 alone, over 15,000 hours of rehearsal time were used in the studios, and 128 different companies were part of the programming, which included three open-submission festivals.
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GIRLS Trailer Hits the Internet

Have you guys heard of this show, GIRLS? No one ever talks about it. Oh wait, sorry my brain just traveled back to the early 2012 for a minute–what I meant to say was EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THIS SHOW ALL THE TIME (even James Franco).

 

 

Whether you love to hate it or hate to love it, Girls is back for a 3rd season and L Duns (can I call her that?) just released the HBO trailer on this other popular thing called the internet.

The end of last season got a little wonky, as the writing team tried to give Hannah’s quirkiness a back story with a mental illness that was never brought up before and made very little sense in the context of her character. Watching her shove one-too-many-Q-tips into her ear was less than enjoyable and might have caused one cast member, Charlie, Marnie’s love interest played by Chrisopher Abbott, to actually leave the cast because he “didn’t like the direction things were going in. ”

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