Chicago Poets Theater Festival

Chicago Poets Theater Festival features Gardener of Stars, an Opera by Carla Harryman

Gardener of Stars, an Opera with set design by Chicago artist Julia Klein, offers performances by musician and composer Jon Raskin (Bay Area) on micro electronics, concertina, saxophone, and as speaking and singing voice; Tania Chen (London, San Francisco) on piano and as speaking/singing voice; cris cheek (Cincinnati and creative writing professor at Miami of Ohio) as speaking and singing voice; and Carla Harryman (Detroit and creative writing professor at EMU) as speaking voice.

Gardener of Stars shares the festival bill with works by composer Robert Ahsley, and poets theater icons Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, and John Tipton.

Night three: December 9 information:
http://linkshall.org/BoxOfficeEvents/PoetsTheaterFestival/PoetsTheaterNight3/tabid/339/Default.aspx

Night four: December 10 information:
http://linkshall.org/BoxOfficeEvents/PoetsTheaterFestival/PoetsTheaterNight4/tabid/340/Default.aspx

Gardener of Stars, an Opera is supported with the help of the Eastern Michigan University Faculty Research Fund; EMU Dept. of English Language and Literature; National Performance Network; Links Hall; Sector 2337; and Kenning Editions.

Critic Heidi Bean on Carla Harryman’s poets theater:
http://muse.jhu.edu/article/403820

Harriett Blog preview of Chicago Poets Theater Festival:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2016/10/links-hall-sector-2337-present-second-annual-festival-of-poets-theater/