Object of Her Affection – Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

photo: Kelly Stuart

I will be performing Object of Her Affection Thursday, January 27 – Saturday, January 29th at 7PM in Chicago 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.

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Staging the Non-Human Character: Animal, Alien, or Architecture (Symposium / Streaming)

wearable architecture from Object of Her Affection, photo Steve Gunther

Saturday, January 22, 2022, I will be discussing the creation and development of Object of Her Affection at the symposium, Staging the Non-Human Character; Animal, Alien, or Architecture. with Maria Camia, Nick Lehane, Basil Twist, and moderator, Dr. Paulette Richards. The symposium, part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival will be streaming at on HowlRound at 11:00 AM EST / 10:00AM CST / 9:00AM PST.

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Chicago Tribune

On December 30, 2021, Doug George of The Chicago Tribune covered the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in Chicago’s Puppet Theater Fest returns for 2022 with old favorites and the wildly new, broadening what you expect from a puppet show. At the festival I will be performing Object of Her Affection, a puppet and object-based performance art piece in which a woman develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects. While there I will also be presenting in a symposium, Staging the Non-Human Character: Animal, Alien, or Architecture.

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Simone Gad (1947-2021)

I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.

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