Lately I've been reflecting on the meaning - or I should say, anti-meaning - of the words "norm" and "normal", as in: the "new normal", the "return to normal", the "erosion of norms" (e.g. Trump) etc - words that have been stacked and sliced into such a dizzying array of incongruities that everything they touch is rendered, by the mere fact of association, supremely empty.
Seeking an individual with strong organization and communication skills to support key administrative needs during a 3-6 month organizational transition period. This position will report to the executive director and work closely with the leadership team.
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.