Arts at the Chocolate Factory

Frank Marquette

Anika Krempl

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About Us

 

FRANK MARQUETTE (Executive Director) has relocated his existing businesses, Murder CafĂ© and Theatre on the Road, to Arts at the Chocolate Factory. His use of the space includes public performances ranging from comedy murder mysteries, living history and literature, nationally known plays, and the works of local playwrights. Frank also offers workshops in acting and the benefit of improvisation in everyday life. He has been involved with hundreds of interactive comedy plays since 1994. Performing since the age of 17, Frank has appeared with many theatre groups in New York, Nevada and New Mexico. In addition, he has produced, written and emceed variety shows for many charitable causes. Frank's on camera work has included national commercials for Konica, a featured role on "Unsolved Mysteries", dozens of local and regional commercials and a key role in the PBS original production, "The Greatest Man in the World". 


ANIKA KREMPL (Artistic Director) has been acting locally for over a decade. With a BA from SUNY New Paltz, Anika has recently accepted the position of Artistic Director for Arts At The Chocolate Factory. In addition to acting, directing, and writing for Theatre On The Road, Anika is in the midst of finalizing a 2017 season for AATCF, with the goal of promoting rising artists and bringing more beloved theatre to the Hudson Valley. 


KENNY DRAO (Technical Director) is an active technical director in the community and abroad. He has 15 years of professional credits and total experience. Some highlights of his career are serving onboard the Celebrity Eclipse in its 2012 summer European Season based in England, being involved with the inaugural and maiden voyage of the Norwegian Escape in the fall of 2015 in Germany, 7 years SUNY Ulster within technical services. He has had the pleasure to work with countless local, educational and community productions.  


Arts at the Chocolate Factory will also be available for lease to area actors, singers, musicians and dancers who are looking for either rehearsal or performance space


For information call 845.758.2718 or email artsatthefactory@gmail.com