Rough House
 

Upcoming Events

Dec
11
Sun
Puppets in Progress @ Comfort Station
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come to the last Puppets in Progress before the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to workshop new ideas to submit.

Nasty, Brutish & Short is hosting four late-night puppet cabarets during the CIPTF and we need the city’s best acts to fill the line-up. We are now accepting submissions for acts for all cabarets. 7-9 acts will be programmed for each of the following:

Fri 1/20 11pm
Sat 1/21 11pm
Fri 1/27 11pm
Sat 1/28 11pm
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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!

Dec
13
Tue
Nasty, Brutish & Short: A Puppet Benefit @ Cole's Bar Chicago
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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2338 N Milwaukee Ave
$10.00 Suggested Donation. 21+

Usher in the season of generosity and cheer, puppet-style! Join Nasty, Brutish & Short to celebrate Chicago’s experimental puppet artists with beer, community, and brand new performances. Drop a donation in the hat for the incredible puppeteers who bring boundary-pushing, genre-defying, logic-flipping shows to Links Hall all year.

Proceeds from this benefit will support Nasty, Brutish & Short at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival (Jan 19-29, 2017). NBS is presenting 10 events, including 4 late-night cabarets, featuring as many as 40 acts! Be a part of this puppet uprising!

FEATURING

Christopher Knowlton
Daniel Dempsey
Freddie Levin
Marissa Fenley
Mike Oleon
Sam Lewis
Zach Sigelko

Presented by Rough House and Links Hall
Curated by Mike Oleon and Grace Needlman

This event is funded in part by the Puppet Slam Network (a project of IBEX Puppetry).

Coming to the show? RSVP on facebook.

Jan
20
Fri
Links Hall and Rough House Present: Nasty, Brutish, and Short: A Puppet Cabaret @ Links Hall
Jan 20 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 12:00 am

Hit Links Hall for late night cabarets featuring short works by international festival artists, regional puppeteers, and local talent. End your evening with a tasty selection of the raucous, raunchy, dark, sassy, sad, and hilarious! The program provides a late-night hang out spot for the whole Festival, an opportunity for out of town talent to bring shorter works, and a space for local artists.

Jan
21
Sat
Links Hall and Rough House Present: Nasty, Brutish, and Short: A Puppet Cabaret @ Links Hall
Jan 21 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 12:00 am

Hit Links Hall for late night cabarets featuring short works by international festival artists, regional puppeteers, and local talent. End your evening with a tasty selection of the raucous, raunchy, dark, sassy, sad, and hilarious! The program provides a late-night hang out spot for the whole Festival, an opportunity for out of town talent to bring shorter works, and a space for local artists.

Jan
26
Thu
Ubu the King @ Links Hall
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ubu the King brings Jarry’s seminal satire Ubu Roi to life in all its absurd, grotesque glory. In the hands of five power hungry puppeteer-performers, Pa Ubu murders, lies, and farts his way up to the Polish throne—and back down again. Beautifully designed and meticulously realized, Ubu is ridiculous, heartbreaking, and spectacular.

Rough House is committed to connecting individuals and communities through art that celebrates the weird things that make us unique, and the weirder things that bring us together. We create theater that captures the heart through the eye. Our shows use puppetry, music, and human performance to tell stories that are intimate, strange, and sincere. Rough House has headlined the National Puppetry Festival and Open Eye Figure Theater’s Toy Theater After Dark Festival. The company has been a proud contributor to such Chicago institutions as Brain Frame and the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and tours nationally.

Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts. Founded in 1978, Links has incubated performing artists through its residency programs, artist-curated festivals, cabaret and performance series, co-presentations with self-producing artists, low-cost space rentals, direct grants to artists, workshop programs, apprentice producer program, fiscal sponsorship program, and as one of 72 presenting and visual arts partners in the National Performance Network.

Jan
27
Fri
Ubu the King @ Links Hall
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ubu the King brings Jarry’s seminal satire Ubu Roi to life in all its absurd, grotesque glory. In the hands of five power hungry puppeteer-performers, Pa Ubu murders, lies, and farts his way up to the Polish throne—and back down again. Beautifully designed and meticulously realized, Ubu is ridiculous, heartbreaking, and spectacular.

Rough House is committed to connecting individuals and communities through art that celebrates the weird things that make us unique, and the weirder things that bring us together. We create theater that captures the heart through the eye. Our shows use puppetry, music, and human performance to tell stories that are intimate, strange, and sincere. Rough House has headlined the National Puppetry Festival and Open Eye Figure Theater’s Toy Theater After Dark Festival. The company has been a proud contributor to such Chicago institutions as Brain Frame and the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and tours nationally.

Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts. Founded in 1978, Links has incubated performing artists through its residency programs, artist-curated festivals, cabaret and performance series, co-presentations with self-producing artists, low-cost space rentals, direct grants to artists, workshop programs, apprentice producer program, fiscal sponsorship program, and as one of 72 presenting and visual arts partners in the National Performance Network.

Links Hall and Rough House Present: Nasty, Brutish, and Short: A Puppet Cabaret @ Links Hall
Jan 27 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 12:00 am

Hit Links Hall for late night cabarets featuring short works by international festival artists, regional puppeteers, and local talent. End your evening with a tasty selection of the raucous, raunchy, dark, sassy, sad, and hilarious! The program provides a late-night hang out spot for the whole Festival, an opportunity for out of town talent to bring shorter works, and a space for local artists.

Jan
28
Sat
Ubu the King @ Links Hall
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ubu the King brings Jarry’s seminal satire Ubu Roi to life in all its absurd, grotesque glory. In the hands of five power hungry puppeteer-performers, Pa Ubu murders, lies, and farts his way up to the Polish throne—and back down again. Beautifully designed and meticulously realized, Ubu is ridiculous, heartbreaking, and spectacular.

Rough House is committed to connecting individuals and communities through art that celebrates the weird things that make us unique, and the weirder things that bring us together. We create theater that captures the heart through the eye. Our shows use puppetry, music, and human performance to tell stories that are intimate, strange, and sincere. Rough House has headlined the National Puppetry Festival and Open Eye Figure Theater’s Toy Theater After Dark Festival. The company has been a proud contributor to such Chicago institutions as Brain Frame and the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and tours nationally.

Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts. Founded in 1978, Links has incubated performing artists through its residency programs, artist-curated festivals, cabaret and performance series, co-presentations with self-producing artists, low-cost space rentals, direct grants to artists, workshop programs, apprentice producer program, fiscal sponsorship program, and as one of 72 presenting and visual arts partners in the National Performance Network.

Links Hall and Rough House Present: Nasty, Brutish, and Short: A Puppet Cabaret @ Links Hall
Jan 28 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 12:00 am

Hit Links Hall for late night cabarets featuring short works by international festival artists, regional puppeteers, and local talent. End your evening with a tasty selection of the raucous, raunchy, dark, sassy, sad, and hilarious! The program provides a late-night hang out spot for the whole Festival, an opportunity for out of town talent to bring shorter works, and a space for local artists.

 

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