Object of Her Affection, Puppetry Journal

The Fall 2021 Edition of The Puppetry Journal profiled the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, including Object of Her Affection, which performed as part of the festival.

On the Road
Shows on the Move

Bill’s 44th, a poignant comedy by Brooklyn-based puppeteers Andy Manjuk and Dorothy James, was a New York Times “critic’s pick” and is scheduled for the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.

Aeschylus’s The Persians by Bread and Puppet Theater played in New York City at Theater for the New City in December and is scheduled for the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, January 20 to 30, 2022. Directed and founded by Blair Thomas.

More than 100 events in 10 days, with performers including puppeteers from the vibrant Chicago arts community: Sea Change, Cabinet of Curiosity; Timber!, Rootstock Puppet Co.; I, Object! Neo-Futurists; Invitation to a Beheading, Rough House Theater Co.; and The Nasty, Brutish & Short puppet slam.

From New York City: Dogugaeshi, Basil Twist; The Plastic Bag Store, Robin Frohardt; Chimpanzee, Nick Lehane; Bill’s 44th, Andy Manjuck and Dorothy James; and New Mony!, Maria Camia.

More visiting artists: Dreaming, Torry Bend; The Bluest Eye, Margaret Laurena Kemp and Janni Younge; Object of Her Affection, Marsian De Lellis; and The Persians, Bread and Puppet Theater. Free Neighborhood Tour artists: Ty Defoe, Jerrell L. Henderson, and Joshua Holden.

And symposiums, workshops, and the Catapult Artists Intensive.

compiled by Puppetry International editor, Steve Abrams

The Puppetry Journal is the official magazine of the Puppeteers of America. It is published four times a year to members of the organization. Puppeteers of America is a national non-profit organization founded in 1937 to provide information, encourage performances, and build a community of people who celebrate puppet theatre.

Citation: Abrams, Steve. On the Road – Shows on the Move. Puppetry Journal. Fall 2021, Vol. 72, No. 4. p.26.