Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

Chicago, Ill.



The inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, debuting January 16-25, 2015, will celebrate the full breadth of the art of contemporary puppetry with an international pageant of top puppets and puppet artists from Chicago, the U.S. and around the world. The 10-day festival will showcase an entertaining and eclectic array of international puppet styles including marionettes, shadow puppets, Bunraku puppets, tiny toy puppets, and distinctive, innovative styles of contemporary puppetry. Festival events will be presented by some of the city's top cultural institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Field Museum, Links Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Second City, the Theater and Performance Studies Program at the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.



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