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.
Give Them a Hand: Puppet Artists Are Having a Moment
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,
Puppets come to life at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival runs through Jan. 29 and includes a wide assortment of performances and workshops in the field of puppetry.
Around Town visits the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
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
Behind the Scenes at Chicago’s Puppet Festival
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
For the next ten days Chicago is the puppet capital of the world
by Tony Adler Spring 1988. The Spanish puppet company Comediants is onstage at Park West and a 26-year-old Blair Thomas is in the audience having a revelation. “I saw that
Weekend Passport: Ukrainian Music And Iranian Puppets
Each week global citizen Nari Safavi usually helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week, we look ahead to the Chicago Puppet Festival, which begins next week. One of the