The setting of a bullring offers a poetic meditation on identity, violence and the resonant beauty of language. Based on work by the esteemed American poet Jay Wright, The Three Matadores is the first staging of the micro-play that appears in his book-length poem The Presentable Art of Reading Absence (2008). Originally devised as solos by the four performers – Sebastián Calderón Bentin, Stephen Fiehn, Tim Kinsella, and Anna Martine Whitehead – the works introduce, respond to and contextualize the writing.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 23–March 25, 2016. The FREE admission series will feature Chicago and world premieres from national and international artists. Learn more about #OnEdge at https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/onedge8.html and by following https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoDCASE/