January 21-23, 2019 – Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

Chicago international puppet theater festival

Explore humanity and relationships through art in

The Distant Flight of Birds

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival
January 21 – 23
Info here!

The 12-day, city-wide Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival showcases an entertaining and eclectic array of puppet styles from around the world including marionettes, shadow puppets, Bunraku puppets, tiny toy puppets, and distinctive, innovative styles of contemporary puppetry.

The Distant Flight of Birds┬áis a series of original songs developed out of a six-week exploration by 16 Chicago-based artists and therapists around themes from the Grimms Brothers’ “Seven Ravens.” These songs are a meditation on the themes of the family cycles and our struggles to mend what becomes broken. The Distant Flight of Birds is a debut work-in-progress.

See photos from our previous mountings of The Distant Flight of Birds here.


About the Performers:
The Distant Flight of Birds created by Sarah Bendix, Lara Golan, and Susan Payne O’Brien will be performed by Forte Chicago singers: Leah Hungerford, Amanda Neal, Alex Salas, Alexandra Plattos Sulack, and Angela Torres-Kutkuhn. More information here.