As the Reader‘s Lauri Apple reports, Chicago-based director Dexter Bullard is curating the Dialogues Series, an experiment in which two well-known performers sit onstage at Links Hall, separated from each other by a divider, and carry on a phone conversation for approximately an hour while the audience listens in. The names of the artists participating in the nine-installment series is being kept a secret—though I’m told one is an Academy Award nominee and another a Pulitizer winner (Michael Shannon and Tracy Letts, both longtime associates of Bullard, fit those profiles)—but we’ve obtained Bullard’s instructions to the participants. Here they are, only slightly abridged: