DATE: “Friday, October 11, 2013 :: 5-7PM”
LOCATION: “Western L Station”
PERFORMANCE: “Hydra vs. Hercules”

Amber MarshMother Daughter puppetry team Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh a.k.a. Jabberwocky Marionettes specialize in puppetry and live special effects for Chicago camp. They’ve done extensive sets and efftect work with Hell in a Handbag, recently in productions; L’Imitation of Life (2012), Scarrie! The Musical (2012), Haywire (2007), and their upcoming remount, The Birds (Aug 2013). For Scooty & Jojo’s award winning Alien Queen, (Circuit nightclub 2011) and the Metro 2012), Lolly and Amber created the chestburster, facehuggers, hero Alien and Alien Queen.

Extract is a master puppeteer with over 35 years experience and has performed with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera and Hystopolis Productions to name a few. Amber has taught puppetry theater in community centers and public schools in Chicago, New York and El Salvador and obtained her bachelors at the Cooper Union School of Art in NYC, 2004 and through 2008, performed in the New York area at Theater for the New City; Galapagos Art Space; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, and with My Barbarian at the New Museum.

For the screen, Extract created and performed marionettes for Walter E. Smithe Furniture local network television commercial, The Sale That Rocks (2007) and with Marsh they currently work with hybrid production studio Odd Machine creating stop motion and art design, including stop motion shorts southern Illinois Energy local television campaign, Recycle Old Fridge (2011), Big Night for Little Abe Illinois Tourism internet spot and the ‘Kid News’ on forthcoming pilot morning show comedy, Sick Day.

Jabberwocky has provided years of family entertainment at Navy Pier the Chicago Public Libraries and made comissioned puppet work for the John G Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and recent puppet performances at; The Poetry Foundation of Chicago.

They also have done independent and cabaret work recently at; Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, the Strawdog Theater, the Bike Winter Art Show, El Circo Cheapo, and Links Hall.

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