Nasty, Brutish, & Short: A Puppet Cabaret

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Event Description

Live in front of a studio audience, Rough House and Links Hall are pulling out all the stops to create a multi-camera puppet variety show! Combining the polish of network variety show and the rough magic of an experimental cabaret, we welcome you to the new abnormal!

How to watch:

IRL Tickets

Stream Online: Watch the Livestream HERE

It’s FREE to watch online. Any donation you make (suggested: $10-$15) goes to the artist and to fostering new works of puppetry in Chicago. Get your “tickets” ahead of time to support the cabaret, or donate during the stream!

Artist Lineup

Coming Soon!


Curated by Myra Su & Caitlin McLeod
Hosted by the Noah Ginex Puppet Co.
Produced by Mike Oleon. Video by Zach Sigelko.
Technical Director: Giau Minh Truong
Presented by Rough House and Links Hall

About Nasty, Brutish & Short
This late night, adult-only cabaret is packed with contemporary short-form puppet and object based theater. Providing a low-risk environment for artists to perform new and experimental work, this puppet slam fosters an artistic exchange between puppet artists of different generations and mediums.

This event is supported in part by the H. B. Henson Fund
Cover Photo Featuring "The Maricama" by Maria Cama

Running Time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Dance Styles


Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave. at Constellation
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-0824