Archive

Since its first season in 2005, The Chocolate Factory Theater has supported the development and presentation of new work by a community of local, national and international artists working in dance, theater, and interdisciplinary performance. The Chocolate Factory’s programs have drawn many thousands of new visitors to its 5,000 square foot industrial facility in Long Island City, Queens. The organization recently purchased a permanent facility in the neighborhood.

Archived Events

Upcoming screening: Baryshnikov Arts Center, February 7 2019. Screamers is a 75-minute feature film created and performed by members of the experimental dance, theater and performance communities – including dancers, choreographers, directors and performing arts curators. A kind of conceptual ghost story, Screamers was conceived during a year-long residency at a former Catholic Church owned by the artist Dan Hurlin in Stuyvesant, NY – and was subsequently filmed over the course of two weeks in September 2015, with additional filming in the Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center.
The first phase of a multi-year creative exchange (supported by the Australia Council) with Melbourne-based artist Phillip Adams and his recently launched venue Temperance Hall, supporting new collaborations between Australia and NYC-based artists. This process will culminate in a NY premiere at The Chocolate Factory in 2020.
Im gonna need another one is a solo performance which troubles ideas of home as the place of origin and the authentic self. Using the theatrical gesture of a monologue, Rosenblit stands in as multiple figures: from a Sous Chef, to Chiron: from Greek mythology the almost-human-almost-god known for the wound on his animal leg, a Wheat Farmer, a Soldier, Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and a Compulsive Re-arranger of Furniture.
In This Bridge Called My Ass six Latinx performers - Alvaro Gonzalez, John Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez, Xandra Ibarra, Nibia Pastrana Santiago, and Evelyn Sanchez Narvaez - map an elusive choreography of obsessive and perverse action within an unstable terrain of bodies, materials and sound. A formal logic binds the group and propels them to create a constantly transforming world where their togetherness retains autonomy to complicate the idea of identity. Clichéd Latin-American songs and the form of the telenovela are exploited to show how familiar structures contain absurdity that reveal and celebrate difference.