First Performances

Time Based Art

Jan 12-21


Daniel Fish (NYC)
DON’T LOOK BACK

(previously untitled)

Daniel Fish’s new work offers us a radical departure from his previous text-driven work and seeks to find out what happens when the actors and text are gone and the talking stops. 

Made for a very small audience, Fish ruminates on the passage of time and our perception of it. Set and light drive the undrive-able and Philip White’s score subverts expectations of aural perception.


Concept and Direction: Daniel Fish
Set: Perrine Villemur
Light: Barbara Samuels
Music: Philip White

Daniel Fish is a New York-based director who makes work across the boundaries of theater, film, and opera. He draws on a broad range of forms and subject matter including plays, film scripts, contemporary fiction, military logs, essays and found audio. His recent work includes WHO LEFT THIS FORK HERE (2015), OKLAHOMA (2015), Ted Hearne’s THE SOURCE (2014) and ETERNAL (2013). His work has been seen at theaters and festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe including The Walker Arts Center, PuSH, Teatro Nacional D. Maria, Lisbon/Estoril Film Festival, Vooruit, Festival TransAmériques, BAM Next Wave Festival, Noorderzon Festival, The Chocolate Factory, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar, Opera Philadelphia/Curtis Opera Theater, American Repertory Theater, Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College, Yale Repertory Theater, McCarter Theater, Signature Theater, The Shakespeare Theater Company, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Staatstheater Braunschweig and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Residencies and commissions include The MacDowell Colony, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Mass MOCA, The Chocolate Factory, The Bushwick Starr, LMCC/ Governor’s Island. He has taught at The Juilliard School, Bard College, Princeton University and NYU/Tisch Department of Design for Stage and Film. He is graduate of Northwestern University’s Department of Performance Studies. www.danielfish.net

Since its founding in 2005, The Chocolate Factory Theater has supported the development and presentation of new work by a community of local, national and international artists working in dance, theater, performance, and multimedia. The Chocolate Factory’s programs have drawn many thousands of new visitors to its 5,000 square foot industrial facility in Long Island City, Queens. The organization is currently planning for the purchase and renovation of a permanent facility in the neighborhood.

The Chocolate Factory is artist-founded and artist-led. It’s Artistic Director, Brian Rogers, continues to create and present his own work at The Chocolate Factory while providing support to a close-knit community of forward-thinking visiting artists working at all stages of their careers.

The Chocolate Factory received an Obie grant in 2009. It’s works have received Bessie and Obie Awards and have toured nationally and internationally.

Featured image by Paula Court.

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