Using crankies and shadow puppets, among other forms, the Chicago artist distills her experiences into live visual story events.
With a season of original and adapted puppet shows for young audiences (and occasionally adults), Mesner makes theatre that is deeply felt, among other materials.
The online festival featured performances from around the world, but shone a particular light on puppetry’s local roots.
There’s no great mystery why they’re so popular, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a mystique, and plenty of mystery worth exploring, about puppets.
An actor toils and performs on Bread and Puppet Theater’s Vermont farm on the eve of the company’s 50th anniversary .
Marionette master Ronnie Burkett makes puppetry a head-spinning experience—for adults only.