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Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

by Tony Adler Little-known fact: Modern American puppetry was born in Chicago, along with the very word “puppeteer.” According to several sources (including a learned 2010 piece for Huffington Post […]

A puppet mocks being human

by Neil Steinberg Were I to live my life again, I’d be a puppeteer. My puppet theater would be called Punch & Judy’s. It would be semi-legendary in Wicker Park, […]

Say hello to Chicago’s newest cultural festival

by Glossed and Found Say hello to Chicago’s newest cultural festival—Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. The 10-day fest will showcase a captivating and eclectic lineup of puppet styles from around […]

Puppets invade Chicago for 10-day festival

by Elizabeth Diffin Don’t be alarmed. But Chicago is having an invasion this month. An invasion … of puppets. The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is a brand-new event celebrating the […]

Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Chicago Edition

“The Selfish Giant” is part of a great line-up of shows at the Chicago International Festival of Puppet Theatre, which begins this week in Chicago, Illinois (photo: Joe Mazza).   […]

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