Encountering the Performance Collective Every house has a door

“Scarecrow” (2018) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson, performed at Alfred ve dvore Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic. Left to right: Matthew Goulish, Essi Kausalainen/Photo: Vojtech Brtnický.
“Scarecrow” (2018) by Every house has a door, directed by Lin Hixson, performed at Alfred ve dvore Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic. Left to right: Matthew Goulish, Essi Kausalainen/Photo: Vojtech Brtnický.

Professor Lin Hixson (Performance) and Adjunct Professor Matthew Goulish (Writing), founding members of the performance art group Goat Island, were featured in Newcity about the performance collective they began a year after Goat Island ended. Begun in 2008, Goulish describes Every house has a door, "as a conscious move away from the fixed-ensemble structure that Goat Island used. “With Every house has a door, we’re doing project-specific pieces with different specialists brought in,” he says.

Every house has a door has a fluid approach to its perfrormances, eschewing easy descriptions. "The performances created through Every house has a door all seek to do something for everyone in the room—the neglected material that they are engaging, the performers and the audience," says the publication.