A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival
co-presented by A-Squared Theatre and Links Hall
October 20–23, 2016 at 7 pm
3111 North Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
CLICK HERE FOR FESTIVAL PASSES, SINGLE-EVENING TICKETS, AND SCHEDULE
Buy your advance tickets ONLINE and receive passes for 2 free general admissions to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Festival Pass holders are guaranteed MCA passes. Single-evening ticket buyers will receive MCA passes while supplies last.
The A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival features four evenings of contemporary dance, music, performance art, puppetry, sound art, spoken word, and theatre by American artists of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese descent.
Pop-up Dinner Installation
On Saturday, October 22 at 5:15 pm, there will be a sight, sound and taste installation delving into the interaction of memory, rapid development and food inspired by Hoi An's outdoor night culture and the diverse Vietnamese cuisine derived from China, France, America, and the indigenous people of Vietnam.
For complete details, including more information about the artists, please visit http://www.a-stw.org/asquared-asian-american-performing-arts-festival.html.
Supper A-Squared's 10th Anniversary season!
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to A-Squared Theatre, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit theatre company. Donate Here
Hello there! I haven't updated this website in a few months on account of me working on a site redesign. I've also taken up traveling every few weeks this summer, starting with L.A., NYC twice, Connecticut for The National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and soon to be Hawaii, Seattle and ON TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER in Atlanta for the National Puppet Slam at the Center for Puppetry Arts and DragonCon with Myra Su and Mitch Salm. While this is happening, you may see things disappear, move or reappear. On top of all of that, I'm moving for the first time in 7 years, ack! I appreciate your patience while I pack up and reassemble my life before rehearsals start.
I'll be performing a puppet show of an epic poem I wrote titled "A Stack of Bonds This Big" during Poetry Talk at The Public House Theater (3914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613) on Tuesday 4/12 at 8:00pm for $10. I'll also be interviewed about my history as a Poet, published at 11 years old to Author of the zine Save the Bees Worx, celebrating it's 4th year of publication. I've teamed up with local/stellar talent Kill Hatsumomo Prints to redesign the zine's covers and print them, IN GOLD! You can buy the freshly redesigned issues of Save the Bees Worx I, II & III at the show! Tickets can be bought here: http://pubhousetheatre.com/show/poetry-talk-10/2016-04-12/ be sure to select tickets for the April 12th show.
This will be my first puppet show outside of the Nasty, Brutish & Short family, so I would love to see some familiar faces join me in this new adventure in a new space! Big thanks to Peter Storey for having me!!
Head over to my Puppets & Feltworks page to check out the video of Theresa Dewey and I performing The Princess and The Prick, a show I directed in the summer of 2014 for Nasty, Brutish & Short: a Puppet Cabaret! This is the show I had the pleasure of remounting for the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in the winter of 2015, where I performed with Maggie O'Keefe. Enjoy!
*big thanks to my sweet man Michael Heffler who helped put this video together for me*
On Monday, November 30 @ 7:30pm at Links Hall via The Constellation - strange creatures will appear out the dark winter night for a festive frolic. Let the puppets bring you joy and cheer, oohs and aahhs, laughs and farts. Balance the somber, nostalgic, pious holidays with something weird, wild, unique, and unapologetically puppety.
Buy Tickets Here: http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/event/994397
Join us at Nasty, Brutish & Short!
Plus, All the way from New York City:
The Noah Ginex Puppet Company.
This will be the last time I debut new work this summer! Head over to Logan Square to see me perform my new puppet show The Curious Couch at Cole's Bar on July 27th at 7:30p. PLUS IT'S FREE SO YOU HAVE TO COME!
RSVP on facebook here.
The puppet cabaret is busting out into the real world for an evening of extra-short, extra-experimental puppet pieces created by some of Chicago's strangest and most wonderful puppeteers. Featuring such weirdos as:
Laser Comedy Show
and Michelle Carter
Hosted by the Notorious NGPC (Noah Ginex Puppet Co.)
Curated by Mike Oleon and Grace Needlman.
21+ over only, sorry bebes.
Nasty, Brutish & Short (NBS) is a Chicago-based cabaret of contemporary short-form puppet and object-based theater for adult audiences. The cabaret provides an opportunity for professional quality puppet artists to perform new work, fosters creative exchange between puppet artists of different generations and specialties, and introduces audiences to innovative and compelling puppet theatre.
Admission is free, though a hat will most definitely be passed around.
This event is funded in part by the Puppet Slam Network (a project of IBEX Puppetry)
Hello friends! I've taken a bit of a break from updating my website, as I've been very busy this year prepping to roll out my newest project (announced next month). This project is unlike anything I've ever tackle before and I'm really proud of the progress I've made so far. I'm so excited to present my new line of work to you (HINT: you can wear it)!
Until then, here's a fun comic I did last year that I just found! Save the bees, please!
Recently I went on pretty extensive trip to NYC where I tried stand-up comedy for the first time at The PIT. No rehearsal, no notes, no problem! No one fell asleep or walked out and people did laugh, more than once, so all in all I'd say it was a success. The best part was performing right before my homegirl Kelly McInerney, comedy veteran visiting from L.A. Her and I have been friends for years, and we've always talked about doing a show together. So that night kicked over a few buckets on my list. My feedback from everyone who came out to see me was overall very positive, it has encouraged me to continue doing stand-up here in Chicago. I'll keep you posted on where you can see me when!
I'll be selling felt puppets, fingerless gloves, brooches, art work and Issue III of Save the Bees Worx!
Use the password "gravy" to get $1 off your entire purchase!
Bring your friends! Stop by and say hi :D