Goat Island were a Chicago-based performance group that produce collaborative performance works developed by its members for local, national, and international audiences.
Core members were Karen Christopher, Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson (director), Mark Jeffery, Bryan Saner, and Litó Walkey. Associate members are Cynthia Ashby, Lucy Cash (formerly Lucy Baldwyn), CJ Mitchell, Judd Morrissey, Margaret Nelson, John Rich, Charissa Tolentino and Chantal Zakari.
Linked to Goat Island’s summer schools in Chicago and Bristol in 2000, this publication addresses Goat Island’s teaching methodologies, and includes: detailed descriptions of the company’s workshop exercises, along with participants’ responses; and essays/writing by Peggy Phelan, Stephen J Bottoms, Adrian Heathfield, Carol Becker and Goat Island.
Goat Island and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000. Paperback, 112 pages, black and white images, 15 x 19cm
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