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.
By Laura Collins-Hughes CHICAGO — A shop vacuum became a lover; suction was involved. Feet turned into faces. A great fanged creature appeared with a man inside. Ghostly villagers assembled, […]
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival runs through Jan. 29 and includes a wide assortment of performances and workshops in the field of puppetry.
Watch on WGN Why Would Chicago Host an International Festival of Puppet Theater? Before 1912, the term “Puppeteer” did not exist in the English language. Ellen von Volkenburg a director […]
by Mark Vitali For the next 10 days, Chicago will be the puppetry capital of the world. Artists from South Korea, Canada, France, Chile and other countries join local puppeteers […]