You are in the archive of the 2017 Festival, which took place January 19-29 and was the 2nd edition.

Here you will find scholarship, resources, documentation, and further reading about the performances, which took place at the 2nd Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Program Brochure

Note: some presentation changes happened after printing

Festival Report

Promo Video

Table of Contents

2017 Events

Hamid Rahmanian: Feathers of Fire

Festival Neighborhood Tour: Schroeder Cherry, Magali Chouinard, Interstate Arts

Geumhyung Jeong: 7ways

Great Small Works: Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls

The House Theatre of Chicago: Diamond Dogs

I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda & Mandala Ensemble: Conversations with Devi

Immaculate, Poignant & Medium Length

Lookingglass Theatre Company: Mr. & Mrs. Pennyworth

Manual Cinema: Magic City

Michael Montenegro: Kick the Klown Presents a Konkatenation of Kafka

Nasty, Brutish & Short: A Puppet Cabaret

Narcissister: Narcissister LIVE!

Open Eye Figure Theatre: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Plexus Polaire: Cendres

Portmanteau: T(w)O MARIAS

Puppet Quartet Chicago Performance Lab Residencies

Vincent de Rooij & The Neo-Futurist Ensemble: Future Crash

Rough House: Ubu the King

Silencio Blanco: Chiflón el Silencio del Carbón

Teatro Dei Piedi: Sonata for 4 Feet

Theatre Puzzle: Plastique

The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium

2017 Festival Partners