Normally around this time, we’d be launching a “season” filled with “performances” for “human beings” gathering in “spaces”. Embracing the unknown unknowns* of the present (and unprecedented) moment, we’ve decided instead to simply announce the cohort of artists whose work we will support within the next 12 months.
While The Chocolate Factory Theater remains closed to the public, our primary task is to support the work and livelihoods of our community as this (constantly shifting) reality unfolds. At this very critical juncture, we think it's important to remind ourselves that small local businesses are the life blood of this city.
Friends: The Chocolate Factory Theater is fully committed to the health and safety of its artists, staff, audience and the community at large. To that end, we have made the sad but necessary decision to postpone our upcoming performances by Guadalupe Maravilla (in partnership with Knockdown Center), Stephanie Acosta, Ingri Fiksdal, Jess Pretty, Antonio Ramos (in partnership with Abrons Arts Center) and Donna Uchizono (in partnership with Baryshnikov Arts Center. Because the economic stability of The Chocolate Factory's artist community is of utmost importance to us, we will honor all financial commitments to lead artists, performers, technical and administrative staff.
The Chocolate Factory Theater is deeply embedded in the life of its geographic and cultural communities. Led by Manager of Communications & Civic Engagement demetries morrow, The Chocolate Factory organizes numerous programs and events designed to cultivate and celebrate the diverse communities of Western Queens.
Sheila tells the story of The Chocolate Factory's new building, in 28 daily installments.
I had this feeling when I walked into my house yesterday that J.R. greeted me. I heard the jingle of her collar and had that feeling of unconditional love that dogs give you when you come home. She’s been gone since November 3, 2011 but I have her collar hanging on a mirror in the vestibule and, I guess, yesterday I hit it just right. It was a lovely ending of a good day.