WILLIAMSBURG ART NEXUS
The Williamsburg Art neXus (WAX) was founded in 1999 by Marisa Beatty, Brian Brooks, Melissa Rodnon and David Tirosh. WAXworks, the foremost program of WAX, has been in residence at Triskelion Arts since 2006 through the gracious support of Executive Director Abby Bender and Technical Director Andrew Dickerson. For more than a decade WAX has been a dedicated force in the multidisciplinary arts community and continues to devote its programs to the fostering of emerging and seasoned artists.
WAX believes that the next generation of artists has a valid and imaginative body of work that deserves to be heard and seen in a professional setting. To that end, WAX cultivates an available, supportive environment that inspires discourse among artists in all media and encourages the creation of new work. From 1999-2004, WAX offered production services to over 750 emerging performing and visual artists through subsidized rental packages, hands-on production assistance, and performance programs encouraging creative experimentation at its theater. Since the loss of the theater, WAX has continued presenting artists through long-term partnership residencies throughout the city with its two programs, WAXworks and Sugar Salon. WAXworks has produced over 800 artists since its inception and remains committed to the presentation and support of in-process artists from all backgrounds.