Sometimes getting thrown out on the street can be a good thing.
Longtime Williamsburg theater and dance company and rehearsal space Triskelion Arts lost its lease in 2013, but it is now up and running in a bigger, better space in Greenpoint.
“Everything works better, there is more space to do it in, and there is more light to see everything,” said Triskelion board member Mike Allen. “This all worked out for the best.”
The group had been at its original N. 11th Street location for 13 years when it got the boot, and starting last summer, members spent nearly a year renovating the new space at 106 Calyer St. They initially rented a whole floor, then took over additional rooms in the building when tenants moved out, and they now have more legroom for about the same rent as they paid before, Allen said.
The troupe, which puts on its own shows and rents the facility out for rehearsals, now has access to a large theater, a small theater, and two rehearsal spaces.
“We have so many things going on here at all the time,” Allen said.
A crowd showed up on Saturday night to celebrate the opening of the new building and Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D–Greenpoint) cut the ribbon on the new big stage.