Brian Rogers/The Chocolate Factory Theater: Screamers

Screamers is a 75-minute feature film created and performed by members of the New York City experimental dance, theater and performance communities – including dancers, actors, directors, designers and curators. A kind of conceptual ghost story, Screamers was conceived during a year-long residency at a former Catholic Church owned by the artist Dan Hurlin in Stuyvesant, NY – and was subsequently filmed over the course of two weeks in September 2015, with additional filming in the Playhouse at Abrons Arts Center. 

Screamers is the first feature film by Chocolate Factory Co-Founder / Artistic Director Brian Rogers and is the third in a trilogy of works referencing cinematic vocabularies after Hot Box (2012/13, co-presented with Crossing The Line, PS122 and EMPAC) and Selective Memory (2010/11, Bessie Nomination).

SCREAMERS (Trailer) from the chocolate factory theater on Vimeo.

Written and directed by Brian Rogers. Produced by Madeline Best. Edited by Brian Rogers. Director of photography: Jeff Larson. Production design: Sara C. Walsh. Lighting: Jon Harper. Location Sound: Stephen Bruckert. Sound Design, Mix and Mastering: Jim Dawson. Dramaturgy and Directorial Consultation: Madeline Best. Music by Brian Rogers. Assistant Production Design: Jessie Bonaventura. Production Assistants: Youree ChoiBen DemarestJonathan GinterKenneth OlguinNicole Simonson.

Starring: Andrew DinwiddieJim FindlayDaniel FishVallejo GantnerKeely GarfieldJon KinzelQuinn LarsonMolly LieberJay Wegman.