You are in the archive of the 2024 Festival, which took place January 18-28 and was the 6th edition.

Here you will find scholarship, resources, documentation, and further reading about the performances, which took place at the 6th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Program Brochure

Note: some presentation changes happened after printing

Promo Video

Table of Contents

2024 Events

Wakka Wakka: The Immortal Jellyfish Girl

Matthew Gawryk & Dan Kerr-Hobert: Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities: A Toy Theater Atlas

Nasty, Brutish & Short 

Hamid Rahmanian: Song of the North

Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel: Spleen

Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins: The Hip Hopera of 5P1N0K10 

Papermoon Puppet Theatre: A Bucket of Beetles 

Wakka Wakka: Animal R.I.O.T. 

Wakka Wakka: Dead as a Dodo 

La Liga Teatro Elástico: The Beast Dance (or The Secret Spell of the Wild) 

Alex and Olmsted: MAROONED! A Space Comedy 

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theater: Lunch with Sonia 

Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel and Grupa Coincidentia: Krabat

Basil Twist: Book of Mountains and Seas 

Belova ~ Iacobelli Theatre Company: Chayka 

Manual Cinema: Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster 

Theatre Y & Michael Montenegro: Little Carl 

Logan Center Family Puppet Cabaret 

Free Neighborhood Tour with Krystal Puppeteers Tears by the River 

Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium

Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium: Book Talks 

2024 Festival Partners