Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Brian Rogers

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Long Island City, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2020

Brian Rogers is a director, filmmaker, video and sound 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-sq-ft facility in LIC, Queens. Since 1997, he has conceived and/or directed numerous large-scale films and performances at The Chocolate Factory and elsewhere including Hot Box (September 2012, co-presented with FIAF’s Crossing The Line Festival / January 2013, PS122’s COIL Festival / February 2013, EMPAC Center, Troy NY – supported by a MAP Fund grant), the Bessie-nominated Selective Memory (July 2010, Mount Tremper Arts / September 2011, The Chocolate Factory / January 2011, PS122’s COIL Festival) and the horror the horror (Movement Research Festival 2011, Abrons Arts Center / 2012). His most recent feature film project, Screamers, premiered at Abrons Arts Center in 2018 as well as Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2019, and continues to be screened nationally and internationally. He also recently composed the soundtrack for Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty’s film Standing By: Gatz Backstage; and has collaborated as a sound and video artist with numerous experimental dance and theater artists in New York and elsewhere.

While at MacDowell, he developed a new hybrid performance and feature film project entitled Snowblind, which will premiere at The Chocolate Factory Theater in 2021.


New Hampshire

Brian Rogers worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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