by TED C. FISHMAN Breath. Seeing a creature inhale and exhale can be a first clue that we are beholding a living being. Puppeteers work hard to master breathing, both their […]
by BRIAN HIEGGELKE First is the joy of the return. The joy of seeing old friends in the flesh for the first time in so very long. The joy of live performance, […]
Chicago’s Puppet Theater Fest returns for 2022 with old favorites and the wildly new, broadening what you expect from a puppet show By Doug George For all the things Chicago […]
Top 10 reasons to fill up your calendar this month. #2 No Strings Attached The fourth edition of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival includes The Plastic Bag Store, Robin Frohardt’s “grocery store” […]
Chicago Reader: ‘You have to respect the power of object’ Chicago puppet theater is on the move again.
by Max Maller Chimpanzee, created by Nick Lehane, gets a sneak peek in the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival’s Living Room Tour November 11-13. It runs as part of the festival in […]
Study the Art of Puppetry This Winter With Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival! Registration is now open for the following One-Week Intensives ($225 each) and four Six-Week Courses ($285 each). […]
Chicago Puppeteer Brings Theater to Your Door with Pop-Up Show Marc Vitali | September 8, 2020 1:07 pm If you are – or were – an occasional theatergoer, you know […]
As featured in WGN’s “Around Town” with Ann Beleval
On March 4th Founder and Artistic Director, Blair Thomas, will be representing The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in Montreal, Canada at the Festival de Casteliers as part of a panel of […]
Chicago Puppet Studio is building 14 puppets for Director/Designer James Ortiz’s production of “Candide” being performed at Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theater opening in April 2020.
Chicago Puppet Studio has won the 2019 Jeff Equity Award for Best Puppet Design for The Steadfast Tin Soldier – Lookingglass Theatre Company. Read the list of all nominees and […]
Artistic Director and Founder Blair Thomas and Managing Director Sandy Gerding were named by NewCity Stage in Players 2019: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.