PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

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Méfiez-Vous de la Vache-Garou!

 

Join us for an evening of scary stories, creepy comedy and terrifying twists. A young girl goes on a journey of self discovery set in motion by 3 dead men, a foolish hunter meets with retaliation in the dead of night, and a bar is turned upside down by the discovery of a mythical creature; all set in the sticky swamps of Louisiana. Don't miss the fun, the terror and some harsh acts of puppet on puppet carnage! This production is for mature audiences, recommended ages 12+.

 

 

 

Won Best In Show for it's size category at the 2013 Chicago Fringe Festival.

 

Performed as a mainstage at the Detroit Institute of Art at the 2014 Motor City Puppet Blast.

 

Shadow Puppet Conspiracy

The Shadow Puppet Conspiracy is an exciting adventure into the world of improvised shadow puppet performance. A storyteller, using audience suggestions, weaves an original tale as a group of bold and daring shadow puppeteers work together to create and perform the story right before the audiences eyes. Always original, this show is high energy and hilarious. The Shadow Puppet Conspiracy is a great show for audiences of all ages and has been toured all over the US to places including Swarthmore, PA where it opened the Puppeteers of America National Puppetry Festival, the LEAF festival in Asheville, NC, and the 2013 Chicago Improv Festival.

 

 

Performed at both the 2013 and 2014 Chicago Improv Festival.

 

Performed at the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival's Puppetolio.

 

The Best Day Ever

 

“Best Day Ever” follows the adventures of Kat and MK, two puppeteers with one goal- to put on a show. But it’s hard to do that when you’re lost in the screen and it’s even harder when the puppeteers turn into puppets themselves! Join Kat and MK as they try to conquer the world they’ve created and discover the wonders of shadow puppetry at the same time.

This show pairs well with our shadow puppet improvisation workshop and when the two are presented together, we utilize puppets that the children have created as characters in the show.

 

 

 

Premiered at the Field Museum of Chicago's "Dozin' With The Dinos" 2016 program.

This show started as an experimental piece to practice techniques in shadow puppetry and grew into one of our most popular shows!

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Kat and MK Take a Vacation

 

“Kat and MK Take a Vacation” is the preschool version of our show “Best Day Ever” and follows the adventures of Kat and MK, two ladies who really need a vacation. Their journey for the perfect spot to relax takes them from down on Old McDonald’s farm to the sand and sea of tropical Hawaii and even all the way to the moon! Along the way they meet some crazy characters, make new friends, and narrowly avoid some disastrous situations.

This show pairs well with our shadow puppet improvisation workshop and when the two are presented together, we utilize puppets that the children have created as characters in the show.

 

 

 

Children get to play a role in the telling of our story and make it their own.

This show is performed in front of the screen instead of from the back so children can watch behind the scenes as the puppeteers make their magic!

Surf and Turf

Come rediscover the classic stories of “Stone Soup” and Rudyard Kipling’s “How the Whale Got His Throat” in this lively and exciting production. “Surf and Turf” utilizes puppetry, music, and audience interaction to tell these imaginative tales in a colorful and entertaining way. Created to delight audiences of all ages, “Surf and Turf” is the perfect show for your library program, class assembly, or private event. Surf and Turf has been performed at the Puppeteers of America Potlatch Festival 2009, and Illinois Storytelling Festival 2009, as well as the Glen Ellyn Public Library, Hadley Junior High School, Little Blessings Preschool, Elmhurst Public library and many others.
 

 

 

Sea Beast Puppet Company's longest running show.

 

Premiered at the 2009 Illinois Storytelling Festival.