Lin Hixson is director of Every house has a door, a group she co-founded in 2008. She was director of the performance group Goat Island (1987 – 2009). She is Full Professor of Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her MFA in Studio Arts from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in 1980, and received an honorary doctorate from Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth in 2007. She was awarded the United States Artists Ziporyn Fellowship in 2009. She has received fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Illinois Arts Council, and the Chicago Dancemakers’ Forum. Her writing has been published in the journals Poetry, The Drama Review, and Performance Research; and included in the anthologies Live – Art and Performance; Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History; and (with her drawings) Manifesto Now!: Instructions for Performance, Philosophy, Politics.