About the Artists
Matt has been working as a lighting and scenic designer for 25 years. His work in Chicago was seen to the north at Metropolis Performing Arts Center, down the shore to Lookingglass Theater, inland to Red Orchid Theater, and to the south at the University of Chicago where he taught theater design; his designs have been seen on stages across Chicago. He has traveled far, if not wide, with the band Mucca Pazza and Hubbard Street Dance. He lives in Minneapolis now, but Chicago will always be his favorite city.
Dan Kerr-Hobert is an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists Theater and a long time collaborator with Blair Thomas and Company. As a prolific Chicago based writer, director, deviser, performer, and puppet designer, his work has been seen at The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, La Monnaie de Munt in Belgium, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, The Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C., the Detroit Institute of Art, NJPAC, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Pritzker Pavilion, HERE Arts Center in New York, Dad’s Garage in Atlanta and The Actors Theatre of Louisville. He’s one of the scores of folks inspired by Calvino’s words and hungry to explore the many ways images can make space for communal experiences of poetic text.