Rough House

Upcoming Events

Make Your Own Solo Puppet Show
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 9:30 pm
Make Your Own Solo Puppet Show @ Chicago | Illinois | United States

Make Your Own Solo Puppet Show (5 week series)
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30PM, Feb. 13 – March. 13
at The Blue Parrot, 1924 N Halsted, Chicago, IL
Taught by Artistic Directors Mike Oleon and Claire Saxe
Cost $220. Includes basic materials.

Give us five weeks and we’ll give you the tools you need to make your very own short puppet show from scratch. Make Your Own Solo Puppet Show is for individuals of all experience levels interested in learning the all-around basics of puppetry, creating their own works of puppet theater, or sharpening their craft. Over the course of the class, you’ll learn to breathe life into objects, build a simple and effective puppet, and stage a short work. At the end of these five weeks, you’ll have a piece to perform at cabarets, variety shows, or your own kitchen table – and you’ll have the skills to independently generate puppet art whenever you like.

Nasty, Brutish, and Short: A Puppet Cabaret @ Links Hall
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Hosted by Noah Ginex Puppet Company

Nasty Brutish & Short is an evening of contemporary short-form puppet and object based theater for adult audiences. The cabaret is a low risk environment for artists to perform new and experimental work and foster artistic exchange between puppet artists of different generations and mediums.

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

Submit your applications here.

Lineup to be announced the first week in February.



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