FREE. Open to all. Just show up. To celebrate the closing of our 49th Avenue space - home to The Chocolate Factory Theater since 2004 - we're hosting an outdoor mini-"festival" as part of the NYC Open Culture Program.
At the future Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-29 24th Street (corner of 39th Avenue), LIC. We're launching a book and a new short film as part of Line Death Dance! This multi year performance project by Melanie Maar, conceived to accompany The Chocolate Factory Theater's space transformations, was transformed itself by the pandemic and by a loss for the "live".
attend the opening is a new mail art project by Seattle-based writer, performer, and interdisciplinary artist Kristen Kosmas. On the Boards (WA) and The Chocolate Factory Theater (NY) have co-commissioned Kosmas to expand her ongoing mail art project, attend the opening, in which she mails handmade collage works, unprompted, to her extended community. These works form a tactile accumulation of personal connections and a record of the shifting narrative of the global pandemic.
Please join us to celebrate the closing of our 15+ year home and the launch of our new permanent facility with a special toast / gathering / remembrance / (small) party featuring special guests (TBA) and delicious snacks & cocktails courtesy of our good friends (and soon-to-be-former-neighbors!) Casa Enrique.
On June 30, 2021 The Chocolate Factory's 15+ year home on 49th Avenue will close its doors for good. To honor this momentous occasion, we are pleased to offer a limited number of private viewing appointments. Spend a few minutes alone in our dead, empty space. Laugh, cry, dance, get drunk, whatever moves you!
Appointments are FREE (though donations will be accepted), first come first served.