To celebrate the closing of our 49th Avenue space - home to The Chocolate Factory Theater since 2004 - we hosted 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".
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.
At the future Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-29 24th Street (corner of 39th Avenue), LIC. Originally scheduled to premiere as an ensemble performance at The Chocolate Factory in March 2020, Good Day God Damn returns as a durational installation which considers multi-crisis chaos, the mundane nature of the apocalypse, and the simultaneous impossibility, myth, and violence of the american landscape - transmuting an unseen performance through the emotional landscape of 2020 in order to create a new work infused with the archive of its past experiments.
Introducing Apocalypse Talks. Join us weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm as we get into the textures, sensations, emotions, landscapes, materials, aromas, by-products, aesthetics, and other messiness of living in a multi-crisis reality. With a range of guests we’ll talk about how we are dealing, and how our practices and processes refract life in the end times.
"These places of possibility within ourselves are dark because they are ancient and hidden; they have survived and grown strong through darkness. Within these deep places, each one of us holds an incredible reserve of creativity and power, of unexamined and unrecorded emotion and feeling. The woman's place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deep." - Audre Lorde Poetry is not a Luxury (1985)
THE SECURELY CONFERRED, VOUCHSAFED KEEPSAKES OF MAERY S. is a weekly episodic radio play that reinvents as many versions of the Frankenstein author Mary Shelley as there are definitions of the word “Gothic.”
Forced to jettison her original project due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrea Kleine moves into The Chocolate Factory Theater and lives in the performance space for two weeks, kicking out the staff and creating a performance that no live audience will ever see.