Ashland 9 Extraction is part of Extractions, a series of mediated text and voice performance works using language collected from particular environments.
Ira S. Murfin is a multidisciplinary writer and theatre artist based in Chicago. His writing has appeared in elimae, Fiction at Work, Chicago Art Criticism, and Theatre Topics, and his performance work presented at venues including MCA Chicago, Links Hall, and the Chicago Cultural Center. He is also a founding member of the theatre collective the Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Materials. Ira holds degrees in writing from New York University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently working toward the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama at Northwestern University.