Brian Rogers

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.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

Benjamin Filene is associate professor and director of public history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and co-editor of Letting Go? Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.

Grants & Grantees

Kim Arrow is a dance artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.

McCreary is a 2013 Pew Fellow, author of the new poetry collection & now my feet are maps, and co-founder and editor of Philadelphia’s ixnay press.

Collaborators & Colleagues

In 2010, Laura Hoptman rejoined the curatorial staff at the Museum of Modern Art as curator of the department of painting and sculpture.

Paula Marincola and Melissa Franklin reflect on a quarter-century of direct support to artists—how we got started, how the program has evolved, and what we’ve learned.

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Act II Playhouse produces classic and contemporary plays and musicals in suburban Ambler, Pennsylvania.

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Yane Calovski is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

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Mark Shetabi is a visual artist and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

A month-long series of installations, workshops, talks, musical performances, and film screenings filled a Philadelphia storefront.

We speak to choreographer and dancer Jumatatu Poe who has produced such provocative, experimental dance works as the Center-funded Private Places.

In 2015, Fellows performed and exhibited their work at theaters, festivals, and in museums around the globe, received prestigious awards, and garnered international media attention.