The Three Matadores is the name we have given to a complete micro-play that appears embedded in the book-length poem The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008) by American poet Jay Wright. Like much of Wright’s writing for the theater, this play has never been staged. We will attempt a staging that presents all the words exactly as written, including a bracketing selection of the poetry. The Three Matadores micro-play will constitute the second act of a two-act performance. The first act will be comprised of four original solos by the participating artists. The second act is physical realization of Wright’s text, executed by the four performers from act one.