“This small but mighty organization presents 10 commissions and six supported creative residencies as it continues with the first phase of its renovations at its new space in Long Island City, Queens. During the 2019-20 season, performances will take place at its original home and at other theaters” – Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Current Season

(re)Source is an evening-length live danced and spoken artwork performed inside an audience-co-created installation. Creator Maria Bauman-Morales dances through, with, in, and in spite of the visual, sonic and human landscapes which house (re)Source. The performance-ritual is unique and steeped in immediacy every time Bauman-Morales inhabits it; (re)Source is a scored improvisation wherein Bauman-Morales dances, sings, and speaks through the assets in her family (both the Blackfolks and whites), what it takes to make it in Trump’s U.S., and what her research into maroonage and her own ancestors have to do with all of that. She employs some of her families' histories as a complex microcosm of race relations in the United States, digging in to the process of other-ing, being other-ed, and reclaiming radical connection.
El pueblo de los Olvidados, Parte II (The Village of the Forgotten, Part II) is a dance-theater performance in the genre of science-fiction, prompted by Ramos’s research about Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The narrative concerns the protagonist, Tony Taco?n, returning to his native planet to discover the metamorphosis of the land and its gender, attacked and altered by a different breed. As if under a moribund spell, the entire country appears devastated after years of suffering under the colonization by the alien species, GREENGOO.
Join us for an intimate dinner celebrating Chocolate Factory supporters Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour of M. Wells Steakhouse and Elliot Park of Shine Electronics as they jointly receive the Fourth Annual Artist in Industry Award. The Artist in Industry Award was created in 2016 to recognize business professionals with strong connections to The Chocolate Factory who have demonstrated creativity and artistry in their careers, thus impacting their fields as a whole.
The People’s Republic of Valerie, Living Room Edition is a collaboration between writer/performer Kristen Kosmas and visual artist Leon Finley. The project began in March of 2018 as a performance duet given for free or by donation in living rooms across the country to raise money for Path With Art in Seattle — or other organizations that provide direct aid to unhoused residents in cities beyond Seattle. The People’s Republic of Valerie, Living Room Edition is an abstract political commentary on the seemingly relentless upsurge in violence to people and the planet in recent years.