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Every House Has a Door: “The Three Matadors”

Saturday, February 20th, 2:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

Chicago-based collective "Every House Has a Door" bases this performance on a passage of Jay Wright’s The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (2008) that appears in a hybrid form combining poetry and the conventions of a stage play. Every House presents an in-progress look at an interdisciplinary rendering of this text with an introduction by dramaturge Matthew Goulish; a continuous performance sequence directed by Lin Hixson and performed by Sebastián Calderón Bentin, Stephen Fiehn, Tim Kinsella, and Taisha Paggett; and a conversation with the audience.

In collaboration with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in honor of the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, which recognizes exceptionally creative people who inspire us all

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