30 Nov 2016
Brian Rogers is a director, video artist, co-founder, and artistic director of the Chocolate Factory Theater, which supports the creation of theater, dance, music, and multimedia performances at its 5,000-square-foot facility in Long Island City, Queens. Since 1997, Rogers has conceived and/or directed numerous large scale performances at the Chocolate Factory and elsewhere, including in collaboration with dance and theater artists including Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, and others. In addition to his own work, Rogers curates the Chocolate Factory's Visiting Artist Program (now in its eighth year) which supports the work of more than 100 theater, dance, music, and multimedia artists each year. He has served as a panelist and/or recommender for numerous organizations including NYSCA, Queens Council on the Arts, ART/NY Nancy Quinn Fund, DTW Outer/Space, the A.W.A.R.D. Show, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Fresh Tracks, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Made Here, Creative Capital, and others. He served as a Center panelist in Pew Fellowships in 2013.