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

What would have happened in 1993 (the same year that Anne Geddes envisioned her first coffee table book “Down in the Garden” and GG Allin died of a drug overdose) if Geddes had traveled from New Zealand to New York City to rendezvous with GG Allin?

September 13-23, 2017

Yanira Castro / a canary torsi


CAST brings together a rotating cast of four performers, different each night, who negotiate a new script at each performance in front of a live audience. A computer generates a unique script culling from transcripts of over 100 hours of conversation with CAST’s 15 performers regarding casting, performing and the complexities of representation. It is a concentrated study of what constitutes a cast. CAST is part of a trilogy of works by a canary torsi premiering concurrently, including STAGE (Abrons Arts Center) and AUTHOR (The Invisible Dog) that examine how we (re)present ourselves in performance.

June 6, 2017

Twelfth Annual Taste of LIC

$65.00 – $400.00

The Taste of LIC is The Chocolate Factory Theater’s Annual celebration of LIC’s cultural and culinary excellence, for 1,200 of our closest friends, now on The Lot at Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Master of Ceremonies:Honorable Jimmy Van Bramer ,NYC Council Majority Leader / Chairman, Committee on Cultural Affairs