• Aug 18 2018 | 7:00 pm

    Puppet Meltdown 2018! (plus bonus concert!)

    $12 – $20
    "Puppet Meltdown" is back, showcasing all the made-for-adults puppetry you have been craving since last summer's smash hit "Jaws: The Puppet Slam". This year's slam is going to be epic featuring some of Chicago's hottest puppet artists as well as works from around the country. 


This year’s slam features performances by:
Connor Asher, Allyson Gonzalez, Jill Frederickson, Angry Young Men LTD (Milwaukee), Sarah Goone, Dana Kogan, Kevin Hogan, Kevin Kammeraad, Pam Severns (L.A.), Mary Kate Jenkins, Alissa Hunnicutt (Los Angeles), Kat Pleviak, and Chris Heady!


The slam will be located at the Elastic Arts Foundation’s excellent space on Diversey.


For those of you new to puppet slams, welcome! We’re glad you stopped by. Puppet slams are cabarets of short works of puppetry created for an adult audience. That’s right! Puppets are for all of us and these pieces have been made just for you. So join us for a night of art brought to life through the medium of the puppet. It’s new, fresh, bold and experimental. We hope to see you there!




For the first time ever, Sea Beast will be sponsoring a concert from one of our out-of-town guests, Alissa Hunnicutt. Following the puppet slam stay and enjoy a second one woman show of live ukulele music and puppetry. See more of her here: http://alissahunnicutt.com.


Check out our ticket options to buy tickets to either show or get both together for a great discounted price.


Special thanks to the Puppet Slam Network and the Chicago Puppetry Guild for their generous fiscal sponsorship, without which this slam would not be possible!