Events

“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

October 1-10, 2021

Aya Ogawa

Performances will take place at Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street. Japanese-American playwright/director Aya Ogawa presents this final version of their intimate autobiographical piece that explores their fractured relationship with their long-deceased, enigmatic father.

October 3, 2021
5-10pm

AUNTS

FREE

AUNTS, The Chocolate Factory Theater, and NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts announce a three-way collaborative performance adventure. Taking over all the nooks and crannies of the new Chocolate Factory Theater space in L.I.C. with a classic AUNTS-style performance event featuring multiple performers, overlapping performances, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished / experimental / unfinished / process art, a dance party and more.
Let’s think about the shared history of Black Folks in the same way poet Hanif Abdurraqib describes the Soul Train Line: A narrow writhing seemingly endless tunnel of Black Folks smiling and clapping. Where, in the center, partners are brought together – sometimes by intention, many times by fate. And together, using what knowledge they have of themselves and their bodies, they must make their way out – to the other side – urged on by the blooming claps around them.
PURO TEATRO: A Spell For Utopia furthers luciana achugar’s mission of making work as a practice of constructing a new theater - a utopian theater - as a practice of growing a collective utopian uncivilized body with the audience. It asks our bodies directly, intimately and collectively: what do we need now, and what can carry us through and give us hope?

April – November, 2021

Kristen Kosmas

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.