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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Producer, writer, director, and founder of Blueberry Hill Productions, Laurie Kahn has a number of writing credits to her name for award-winning films and television series.

Questions of Practice

We speak to filmmaker and Emmy-nominated director Ted Passon, whose work explores human relationships and how they shape our world.

Grants & Grantees

In 1997 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle in Historic Germantown.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education embarked on a comprehensive re-envisioning of its art program to align it more fully with its overall goals.

The prize, established in 1981, “recognizes exemplary and provocative work by young practitioners and provides a public forum for the exchange of their ideas.”

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The Village of Arts and Humanities created a community-centered preservation plan to sustain the organization as the primary arts education institution in North Philadelphia.

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Tristin Lowe is an installation artist and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

Originally created with Center support for the 2012 FringeArts Festival, Georgia Tech Arts now presents Thaddeus Phillips’ Red-Eye to Havre de Grace at the Ferst Center for the Arts.

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In 2003 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 63 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

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Collaborators & Colleagues

David Kiehl became curator of prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1993. Previously, he curated at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Wolfsonian Foundation in Miami Beach.