The Puppet Festival is sharing a series of videos called Puppet-in-Place designed to give you occasional relief from the pressures of the world while also sharing insights from local, national and international puppeteers and puppet builders. We hope you enjoy these featured artists below as well as favorite videos about the Festival, Festival projects and key events over the past few years.
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About the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival advances the art of puppetry by presenting sophisticated programs vital to the cultural life of Chicago. Engaging and inspiring the largest and most diverse audiences for puppetry possible, the Festival is the biggest event dedicated to puppetry in North America and traditionally offers more than 100 activities annually including performances, workshops, artist instensives, free neighborhood events and symposia to audiences up to 14,000 over 11 days each January. The organization is also home to other key initiatives, including the Chicago Puppet Studio and Chicago Puppet Lab, that nurture the development of puppeteers and deepen the field locally, nationally and internationally with the ultimate goal of promoting peace, equality, mutual understanding, and justice locally and globally.