Chicago artists in Door Kinetic Arts Festival in Wisconsin


JUNE 12, 2017

A number of Chicago artists will head to Door County, Wisc., this summer for the Door Kinetic Arts Festival.

Eric Simonson, Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member and founder of the festival, has announced the lineup of creative artists and projects for the second fest, featuring world-premiere projects. 

The festival features a staged reading of Catherine Trieschmann's "One House Over," directed by Milwaukee Rep artistic director Mark Clements; a DKAF-commissioned short film "The Gleaner," directed by TV and film actor Harry Lennix; a reading of Jeffrey Hatcher's "Strongman’s Ghost," directed by Simonson; a performance from the dance-theater ensemble Lucky Plush Productions; and screenings of short films followed by a talk with The New York Times’ Robert Simonson, who will also serve drinks and offer up insight on the history of Wisconsin cocktails during multiple events.

DKAF runs June 13-18 at the Bjorklunden campus of Lawrence University. The full schedule is available at