Rough House

Upcoming Events

Puppetry and Object Theater: Play Building @ Voice of the City
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 9:30 pm
Puppetry and Object Theater: Play Building @ Voice of the City | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Feb 21- March 28. Tuesday Evenings
7:00-9:30pm at Voice of the City
6 weeks. $250. Includes basic materials

Play Building is a class designed for individuals who are interested in crafting their own short works of puppet theater. The session will cover foundational tenets of puppet construction, and will walk participants through a process of designing, building, and staging a polished short work of puppet theater.

Rough House seeks to empower Chicago artists and puppetry enthusiasts with the skills and experience needed to create their own work. At the completion of this six week session, each participant should walk away not only with a piece to perform at cabarets, variety shows, and festivals, but with the skills to independently generate puppet art.

Email with your name and phone number to sign up or ask questions.

Classes take place at:

Voice of the City
3429 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Puppets in Progress @ TBA
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PIPs is an informal gathering for testing out new puppet and object-based performances. Bring whatever you’re working on and get encouragement and feedback from other Chicago puppet-folks.

Are you new to puppetry and want a low stakes way to test the waters? Are you an old hand with a new project? Are you a dancer, comics artist, performance poet, teacher, lifeguard, engineer just curious about what puppetry looks like today?

Everyone is welcome! Bring a project, no matter how rough, or just come for the conversation.  There will be snacks and supportive people!


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