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Puppet fest entertains both young, old

by Joan Dittmann, Post-Tribune If you’ve ever used your hands to cast shadows of shapes on the wall, you’ve literally tried your hand at one of the world’s oldest forms of puppetry. […]

I Gave My Kids The Talk Using Puppets

by Kathleen Thometz, Western Springs Journal There has been a lot of breast-beating and angst about how bad 2016 was and many are happy to have it behind them. The beauty […]

Broadway World Features Living Room Tour

Blair Thomas’ LIVING ROOM TOUR to Bring Live Puppet Shows, Food and Drinks to 3 Chicago Homes Blair Thomas & Co. announces the 2017 Living Room Tour – a series […]

Crain’s Winter Cultural Preview

by Anne Spiselman Puppets have been commandeering Chicago stages, and they’re not just for kids. Recent adult puppetry has included a demonic hand puppet possessing the arm of a confused […]


SECOND CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL PUPPET THEATER FESTIVAL IS JANUARY 19-29, 2017 Popular citywide festival to return with new slate of top puppet shows from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world, presented […]

Puppets: Still Very Much a Thing

As today’s cutting-edge puppeteers peer into the souls of animated objects, they’re seeing the future—or rather, the eternal present—of the theatre. by Scott T. Cummings According to Moses, the cocky […]