2024 Festival Archive: Wakka Wakka

Wakka Wakka: Animal R.I.O.T.

January 19-23, 2024

Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatere

Presented by Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

With special support from: The Ferdi Foundation, Manaaki Foundation, Cheryl Lynn Bruce & Kerry James Marshall. With additional support from Cheryl Henson



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About the Performance

January 19-23, 2024
Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater
1650 N. Halsted St.

World Premiere of Wakka Wakka’s Animalia Trilogy

Animal R.I.O.T (Animal Resurgence In Our Time) is an anonymous anthropomorphic organization, founded by the Fantastic Mr. Fox (the non-fictional one).  Can you believe it?  The human species will come together and save all animals from extinction (including ourselves)!  Become a real life masked avenger answering the CALL of the WILD and join the BIO-ECCENTRIC PACIFIST FIGHT CLUB!  Join us or die out!

Reviews + Interviews

ChiIL Live Shows On Our Radar: Dead as a Dodo, by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara in ChilL Mama

The best things we saw at the 6th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, by Kimzyn Campbell, Irene Hsiao and Kerry Reid in the Chicago Reader

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Past Performances and Further Reading