Workshop: Introduction to Bunraku-Style Puppetry

December 14, 2016
7PM – 9:30PM

6th Floor Project Space
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL

Ticketing information available here.
Workshop limited to 15 participants.


Workshop: Introduction to Bunraku-Style Puppetry


Puppet artist and designer Tom Lee will lead a hands-on workshop in puppet manipulation inspired by the Japanese traditions that have shaped his work. Participants will have an opportunity to explore how a three-person team brings a single puppet figure to life through breath, fixed points, and listening. No experience is necessary, but participants should be prepared to move.

About Tom Lee
Tom Lee has performed as a puppeteer in War Horse at Lincoln Center Theatre and Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, in addition to extensive work in Japan with his mentor, Koryu Nishikawa V. He is one of two Fall 2016 Sponsored Artists with High Concept Labs. For more information, visit

Photo by Ayumi Sakamoto