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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 […]

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, […]