Explore the Art of Toy Theatre with Great Small Works
Wednesday, January 25
Film Row Cinema, 8th Floor
1104 S. Wabash
Free, Reservations Required—If you are interested in attending this workshop please email Sarah Fagerman at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
CCAP Artists in Residence, Great Small Works, will be hosting a one-of-a-kind, FREE workshop right here on campus for students and community members to explore the history, artistry, and evolution of Toy Theatre.
Members from theatre collective Great Small Works will take participants on a journey of Toy Theatre through the ages. Also known as Paper Theatre, Toy Theatre utilizes miniature, handcrafted scenery and staging as well as one-dimensional paper cutout characters to dazzle the imagination. Join singing professor John Bell on a lighthearted adventure through the origins of 19th-century Toy Theatre and learn about contemporary practices today. Participants will be shown some basic techniques and materials, and then either individually, or in groups, will create their own original works, complete with stages and original puppet characters. Workshop participants will discover the possibilities of this intimate parlor entertainment for telling the grandest of tales with the simplest of means! All supplies will be provided.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to work with award-winning artists from NYC!
brought to you by Adventure Stage Chicago at the Vittum Theater
Saturday, January 21
Get elbow-deep in the Chicago Puppet Festival with an exclusive, hands-on workshop. Join Théâtre Puzzle and ASC to explore the magic of found objects as dramatic tools.