Catch Your Breath: A Preview of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
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 […]
Players 2022: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago
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 Tribune: Chicago’s Puppet Theater Fest returns for 2022
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 […]
Chicago Magazine, Agenda: January 2022
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 […]
Broadway World Chicago: Study the Art of Puppetry
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). […]
WTTW: Chicago Puppeteer Brings Theater To Your Door
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 […]
Puppet-Grams Featured in WGN’s “Around Town”
As featured in WGN’s “Around Town” with Ann Beleval
Blair Thomas at Festival de Casteliers
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 Builds Puppets for “Candide”
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
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 […]
Blair Thomas and Sandy Smith Gerding named by NewCity Stage
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.