2015 Season

luciana achugar – An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love

Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2015 | $15.00

An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love furthers luciana achugar’s search for another kind of theater; performance as ritual. An occasion for communion and healing that viscerally activates the passive spectator. A ritual of growing a sensational, connected and decolonized collective body, full of love and magic; of growing a 'post-civilized' utopian collective body for audience and performers.

Claudia La Rocco – petit cadeau

Dec 09 - Dec 12, 2015 | $18.00

petit cadeau is Claudia La Rocco’s first novel. In December, it will be published by The Chocolate Factory Theater.

Michelle Ellsworth – Clytigation: State of Exception

Nov 11 - Nov 14, 2015 | $18.00

Clytigation is a multi-media performance and installation incorporating a box, a bike, a typewriter, and a coin operated choreography generator. Across multiple platforms, Michelle Ellsworth demonstrates her “over-the-counter counter-terrorism” protocols for avoiding surveillance and interpersonal drama. Using a body double, an ancient text, and some modern technology, Clytigation investigates the impact of wars on bodies and legal protocols.  A mobile-device-friendly website allows Clytemnestra to shuffle, technologize, and outsource the Oresteia’s unpleasant narrative.

Silas Riener – Blue Name

Oct 14 - Oct 28, 2015 | $18.00

Blue Name is a solo work exploring desire, simultaneity, abstraction, meaning, language, translation, limitation, and representation through dance.

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else

Sep 23 - Oct 03, 2015 | $18.00

Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else mixes humor, dance, video, and pussy-puppetry while undoing the rules and rhetoric surrounding rape and comedy.

Jeanine Durning – To Being + inging

Sep 09 - Sep 26, 2015 | $18.00

To Being is a choreography of persistence in the heart of jeopardy and precarity: the body continues in ongoing change, relations transform, meanings proliferate and fade. A companion work to Durning’s acclaimed solo performance practice, inging, To Being is based on the decidedly chosen practice of nonstopping— always moving absent destination—always becoming, never arriving.

Tenth Annual Taste Of LIC

Jun 02 - Jun 02, 2015 | $75.00

The Chocolate Factory's 10th Annual celebration of LIC's cultural and culinary excellence, for 1,200 of our closest friends, on the gorgeous East River Waterfront.

Rebecca Patek – The Future Was Looking Better In The Past: My Family Herstory: Or from religious persecution to american greed to murderous infamy to denial, repression and the slow dissolution into moral confusion, financial ruin and karmic retribution

May 20 - May 23, 2015 | $15.00

Rebecca Patek’s new performance invokes the story of Leopold and Loeb to hold a mirror to her own “crimes” and investigate a personal history involving familial guilt, tainted blood, and bad karma.

David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group – I Understand Everything Better

Apr 15 - Apr 25, 2015 | $20.00

I Understand Everything Better, a multidisciplinary dance-based performance by Bessie-Award winning choreographer/performer David Neumann, explores our impulse to report on calamity, the consciousness of traumatic change, and one's proximity to dying through a combination of personal narratives, traditional Japanese theater and Neumann's own poetic interdisciplinary work.

Aaron Landsman – Running Away From The One With The Knife

Mar 10 - Mar 28, 2015 | $15.00

Running Away From The One With The Knife is a three-character play about suicide and religious faith. The piece follows the life and death of Christina, a smart and successful suicidal young woman, along with the efforts of her sister and a monk who try to save and reckon with her. The piece is at once a memorial, an exorcism and an act of faith. Written in a prismatic structure that moves between past and present through the eyes of three unreliable narrators, the play asks what anyone can do to stall someone's morbid determination. Written in a terse style, with allusive monologues and repeated short scenes, the piece is framed by a series of homemade signs that both heighten and comment on the action. 

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith – Rude World

Jan 07 - Jan 13, 2015 | $15.00

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been collaborating in New York since 2006. Rude World is their third project together within the past three years. Their work is recognized by the tension of a powerful but submerged inner world, cultivated through brave continuous study of duet improvisation. Together they embody highly imaginative performativity within a sparse physical environment.