On July 20, 2017 The Chocolate Factory completed the acquisition of a new permanent facility in Western Queens. Located at 38-29 24th Street in Long Island City, the standalone 7,500 square foot, one story industrial building will become the organization’s permanent home and will ultimately house all of its performance and residency activity. The new facility is three times larger than its current space and, when open, will include a 99-120 seat flexible performance space with a sprung-wood dance floor, a 2,000 square foot rehearsal space, and office space.
I am the Executive Director and that means I spend most of my time connecting and managing the moving dots that serve as the infrastructure for The Chocolate Factory to fulfill its mission. I do this work to support the artists and the arts. The arts do not exist to support my work as an Executive Director, but the artistic programming at The Chocolate Factory and other like organizations is made possible when the infrastructure is managed well.
Pre-orders available now! A transparent blue LP featuring Kohji Setoh's sound composition for Piece with gaps for each other, commissioned from Ursula Eagly as a part of The Chocolate Factory's 2016-2017 season. The record is released by the Japanese label ROOT CULTURE in an individually numbered, limited edition of 250, gorgeously packaged with a graphic performance score on the inner sleeve and an insert with texts by artists Ursula Eagly, Martin Lanz Landazuri, and Kohji Setoh.
Near the start of the choreographer Keely Garfield’s “Perfect Piranha” on Friday, she filled her mouth with water and spit on the floor. Then she filled her mouth again and pursed her blue-painted lips close to the faces of viewers in the small Chocolate Factory theater. Where would she spit next?