On Saturday, June 20, 2020, we premiered a one-of-a-kind line-up of music, interactive performances, art activities, puppetry, and more featuring theatre artists and musicians from across the country.
Headlining this Must-See TV webcast is the world debut of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s newest virtual puppet show, “Doll Face Has a Party!“, directed by Brian Selznick, writer and illustrator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” and “The Houdini Box,” and the illustrator of the 20th anniversary “Harry Potter” box set. CCT’s new virtual puppet version of “Doll Face Has a Party!” is based on the picture book written by Pam Conrad and illustrated by Selznick. It is designed and performed by Chicago theater artists Will Bishop and Grace Needlman, and features music by Tuba Skinny and voice talent by James Lecesne.
Event proceeds benefit The Red Kite Project, Chicago’s original (and internationally-known) theatrical and educational experiences for youth on the autism spectrum. Each year, Red Kite serves hundreds of children through classes, camps, productions, and school residencies, providing financial aid to over 50% of participants.
We hope you enjoy BOING! 2020
The Ralla Klepak Foundation for the Performing Arts
Bill Boyer | The Knowles/Wortendyke Family
The Ray Family | The Levy/Marck Family | Jack & Kathy Lavin
The Saltiel Family | Bici, David, Ruben and Sasha Pritzker
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