Providing advocacy & resources for the field of theatre for young audiences.

Jessica Simon


Jessica proposed to study puppetry and the physical language of this art form at the O’Neill Puppetry Conference to aid in her work with Manifest Theatre, a company that produces free theatre for audiences throughout Chicago. In 2014 she was an Emerging Artist at the O’Neill Puppetry Conference and was awarded an UNIMA Citation of Excellence in Puppetry. In 2015 she presented an excerpt of her piece Ruby & Charlie at the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival and was just recently awarded a Workshop Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation to continue developing it.

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