Showing posts with label puppets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label puppets. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Nasty, Brutish & Short: A POCI Puppet Cabaret

ChiIL Live Shows on our radar
Rough House Theater's quarterly puppet cabaret 

Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we're all about inclusion and access for people and puppets! Diversity in the arts makes for stellar storytelling, and everyone deserves a voice. So, we're jazzed that this month's quarterly puppet cabaret will focus on Puppeteers of Color Incubator (POCI) artists. Check it out!

Nasty, Brutish & Short: A POCI Puppet Cabaret
Co-Curated by: Jamillah Hinson & Nik Whitcomb
Monday, December 10 | 7:30pm Tickets: $8-$40 

Nasty Brutish & Short is Links Hall and Rough House Theater's quarterly puppet cabaret. It offers four annual evenings of contemporary short-form puppet experiments and object based theater to SOLD OUT adult audiences. 

This past August, in partnership with the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN), Links Hall and Rough House launched the Puppeteers of Color Incubator (POCI). A cohort of nine puppeteers were selected to participate in a six month program designed to support the development and creation of new short form puppet works by artist of color. Lead by ALCN members Jamillah Hinson & Nik Whitcomb December's Nasty Brutish & Short marks the first public showing of the POCI artists' new projects! 

The POCI Cohort includes: Rasaan Booker, Sheri Flanders, Allyson Gonzalez, Jerrell Henderson, Maddie Hong, Margaret Kemp, Louise Loeb, Jose Nateras, Chris Pow. 

"The Puppeteers of Color Incubator (POCI) exists to give puppeteers and artists of color a space to explore, experiment, and develop their tools as puppeteers while deepening their understanding of their own individual artistry. POCI seeks to expand the art of puppetry within the community and create a network of artists for support and further creative opportunities." --- Jamillah Hinson & Nik Whitcomb, POCI Co-Curators

Friday, September 8, 2017

TOP WEEKEND PICKS: Surprise! Death Is Not The End at Links Hall

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

Tonight my son and I will be ChiILin' at Chi, IL's Links Hall. We are thrilled to be able to catch this sold out inaugural weekend. Want tickets? Show up early for possible floor seating Saturday & Sunday. Check back soon for our original photo filled recap and review. 

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
All shows sold out online

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Featuring the world premieres of...


The Death and Life of Billy the Kid
written by Seth Bockley
music by Liz Chidester
directed by Frank Maugeri with Dexter Ellis


Behold Where Stands the
Usurper's Cursed Head
written by Mickle Maher
directed by Vanessa Stalling
inspired by Frank Maugeri

the triumphant return of a puppetry classic:

Laika's Coffin
written and conceived by Seth Bockley and Frank Maugeri
music by Kevin O'Donnell
directed by Kasey Foster


The Deep Dark
created by Laura Heit
with original live music by Angela James and Annie Higgins

Artistic collaborators and performers include
Time Brickey, Cynthia Castiglione, Liz Chidester, Greg Hardigan, Annie Higgins, Angela James, Lynne Jordan, Nicole Laurenzi, Danielle Nicholas, Mike Oleon, Andy Sjostrom, Samuel Taylor, Lindsey Noel Whiting, and Andrew Yearick

Puppet and object design by
Evan Barr, Mike Coon, Kass Copeland, Coco Ree Lemery, Andres Lemus-Spont, Jesse Mooney-Bullock, Tom Robinson, Ellie Terrell, and Jackie Valdez

Generous Support From
The Jim Henson Foundation and Puppeteers of America

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Frank Maugeri, former 20 year producing artistic director of Redmoon and current Chicago Children's Theatre Community Programs Artistic Director, has created a new artistic enterprise defined by an ever evolving collective who share in common the ambition to create intimate and experimental events, design unusual and celebratory interactive equipment, and develop stunning and relevant object work. Our mission is new ritual, new celebrations and new experiences.

We need your help to realize our goals of service and beauty. If you can make a donation or cannot attend the event, and would like to support CoCE's mission nonetheless please email Frank Maugeri directly.

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