March 12, 2018 – Nasty, Brutish & Short

Distant Flight of Birds 2017

Photo by Kyle Mathews

Nasty, Brutish & Short: A Puppet Cabaret

The Distant Flight of Birds

LINKS HALL
March 12 | 7:30 p.m.

The Distant Flight of Birds joins Nasty, Brutish & Short: A Puppet Cabaret, on Monday, March 12 to revive “The Song of the Father.”

When: March 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Links Hall / 3111 N. Western Ave. / Chicago IL 60618

The night leads up to The Distant Flight of Birds, 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.

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.

Recommended for mature audiences.

Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the puppets from performing! Join Chicago’s most devoted puppeteers for an evening of dedicated artistry, craft, weirdness, and hilarity. Bask in the warmth of creative community in the last cold days before spring.

Featuring:
Blair Thomas and Co.
Dani Wieder
Puppet Lab
Forte Chicago
Hal Christine
So Close
Heather Killian
Chimera Ensemble
David Gordezky
Steve Widerman and Mark Blashford

Hosted by Noah Ginex Puppet Company

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

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

We were joined by SO MANY AMAZING PERFORMERS!!! Check out some of the photos:

Photos by Evan Barr