Puppetry & Object Manipulation 1 is a class for actors, visual artists, physical performers, and anyone else who has ever found themselves anthropomorphizing inanimate objects and wishes to take it to the next level. Throughout this four week session, you will explore the fundamentals of puppetry performance and object manipulation; you will construct your very own table-top puppet; and you will be guided through the process of devising and staging a short original piece of puppet theater.
“FOUR STARS” – Chicago Stage Standard
Sad Songs for Bad People invites you to trade in your troubles for an evening of murder ballads, ditties of death, and songs of tragic misfortune. Armed with piles of puppets, an arsenal of musical instruments, and a cheerful obsession with the macabre, the Sad Songs band is determined to put on one helluva show. But as puppet casualties accumulate, ill-buried tension begins to surface and threatens to shatter the band’s sunny facade.