Object of Her Affection – Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

photo: Kelly Stuart

January 27 – 29th, 2020 I performed Object of Her Affection at Links Hall as part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Object of Her Affection is a solo object and puppet-based performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.


Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00PM
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00PM
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:00PM

photo: Kelly Stuart

Created and performed by Marsian De Lellis and developed with director Michele Spears, Object of Her Affection is an unconventional love story that follows the emotional journey of one Andrea Lowe, after she has fallen, mysteriously, from a building. De Lellis endearingly demonstrates their artistic passion for animating the inanimate, as they craft the story of a heroine whose Object Sexuality reveals the way that objects quietly hold multiple personalities, and sometimes multiple hearts.


Links Hall, Studio A,
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Phone: 773.281.0824
E-mail: info@linkshall.org

Links Hall and Constellation share the venue located at 3111 North Western Avenue located between Barry and Belmont on the east side of Western.

Located in Roscoe Village, Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts



Public Transit

Blue Line:

Take The Blue Line to the Western stop.

You can transfer to #49 Berwyn
or the the #x49 Berwyn bus
going north on Western Avenue.

If you take the #49 Berwyn bus, stop at Barry Street.
Walk north (less than a block).
Links is on east side of street.

If you take the #49 Berwyn bus,
stop at the Belmont/Western/Clybourn (northeast corner of intersection).
Cross Belmont and Clybourn.
Walk south less than a block to Links.

Red Line:

Take The Red Line to Belmont stop,

Transfer to #77 Cumberland bus going west.
Get off at the Belmont/Western/Clybourn stop.
Walk south on Western (less than a block)
Links will be on east side of street.


Free Street Parking:

on Western Ave, both sides of street

Weekdays: from 6pm-7am

Weekends: all day/night

Free, Permit-free Street Parking:

West of Western Avenue on Barry and Fletcher

Belmont and on Clybourn


Do not park on Barry east of Western to Clybourn. It is permitted only and you will be ticketed.

Western, Belmont and Clybourn are all snow routes. If there is current or expected snow accumulation over 2 inches – parking is prohibited and these streets become tow-away zones.

Want to learn more?

Tune into the Symposium streaming Saturday, January 22, when I will be discussing the creation and development of Object of Her Affection on HowlRound.

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is the preeminent event dedicated to the art form in the U.S. The Festival spans 11 days and dozens of Chicago venues, sharing 100+ puppetry activities for 14,000+ guests. Since its launch in 2015, the Festival has highlighted artists from nations such as Iran, Korea, and Chile as well as from Europe, Chicago and across the U.S. with the goal of promoting peace, equality, and justice on a global scale.