Every house has a door

21st Century Performance

Upcoming Performances:
This is not a dream

Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 or Sunday, December 3 at 7:00
$10 students, $15 members, $25 nonmembers
Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall

Created for the Art Institute's Fullerton Hall and on the occasion of Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia!, this performance loosely enacts a collection of international events from 1917—including references to Buster Keaton, Gertrude Stein, and W.E.B. Du Bois—all enacted alongside Constructivist set designs.

This is not a dream considers performance as a machine to generate echoes between 1917 and 2017, to ask what has and has not changed, and what ghosts of unfulfilled revolutions populate the stage.



Every house has a door was formed in 2008 by Lin Hixson, director, and Matthew Goulish, dramaturg, to convene diverse, inter-generational project-specific teams of specialists, including emerging as well as internationally recognized artists. Drawn to historically or critically neglected subjects, Every house creates performance works and performance-related projects in many media. The company is based in Chicago and presents work for local, national and international audiences.

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