The Bessie and OBIE Award-winning Chocolate Factory Theater values the process of creation and the spirit of experimentation; and is a leading incubator for new developments in experimental performance. The Chocolate Factory's mission and continued practice is to support the development of new work in dance, theater, music and multimedia and is recognized for the positive impact of these efforts by artistic, local, international, educational, economic, political and other communities. The 5000 sq. ft. facility is home to new work by the Founding Artists and provides support to over 100 Visiting Artists each year in the form of creative residencies, dedicated access to space and technical equipment; marketing and press assistance; administrative support (all free of charge); commissioning and salary support. All performers are paid as salaried employees, covered by CF's worker's comp, disability and unemployment insurance and have their FICA deductions matched by the CF.