In August of 2011, I moved into a new studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I had scouted the available spaces, being particular in choosing the largest square footage with solid, uninterrupted wall space. It started out as an 11×15 ft white-walled cubicle, but quickly became a rough sketch of a stage, then a finished theatre. Week after week, I mentored an undergraduate student in my space. We had only a loose plan of engagement for these studio sessions, helping each other to work through new ideas, workshopping movement from text or tape scored on wall and floors. By October, a manifesto of this working method had been written and we were ready to stage an advertised open studio session. We performed for 3 hours nonstop, people crowded in the subdivided space and stoppered up the doorway and hall. Following this one night engagement, my student and I began staging a bi-weekly “Invitational” performance series in the space, where we performed new works that were incubated in the space in the time between public showings.