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Jim Henson's Daughter Brings Her Own Creative Visions to Life

By Alyse Zwick, March 8, 2019

The name Heather Henson may sound familiar. The puppeteer is following in the footsteps of her legendary father, Jim Henson.



Off-Broadway play uses puppets to tell a powerful environmental story

By Starre Vartan, March 7, 2019

A young crane's journey brings Native American stories to life.



7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend

By Laurel Graeber, February 28, 2019

Our guide to cultural events in New York City for children and teenagers happening this weekend and in the week ahead.



Ho-Chunk Performers Bring “Ajijaak on Turtle Island” to Life on Stage

By Ken Luchterhand, February 8, 2019

Huge puppets of serpents, a turtle, bison, and cranes move gracefully across the stage.



How to speak puppet — and 5 types you'll meet at Chicago's International Puppet Fest

By Christopher Borrelli, February 8, 2019

When you think of Chicago and its relation to puppets — on the very off-chance you ever do this — what do you think of?



Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Features "Ajijaak on Turtle Island"

By Jerome McDonnell, January 16, 2019

The opening event for The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival 2019 is “Ajijaak on Turtle Island.”



New Victory Theater Season Will Bring Circus Acts and Songs

By Andrew R. Chow, June 21, 2018

Jim Henson puppets and Ethiopian jugglers will take the stage this fall at the New Victory Theater, which offers performances for children and their families.



New Victory Theater Announces 2018-19 Season

By Editorial Staff, Locations Off-Broadway, June 21, 2018

New works by Ty Defoe, Laura Eason, and more are on tap.



Graceful Puppetry and Native Actors Combine in ‘Ajijaak on Turtle Island’

by Vincent Schilling, Jan 23, 2018

Created by the daughter of Jim Henson, Heather Henson, 'Ajijaak on Turtle Island' weaves Ojibwe, Lakota, and Cherokee stories into the story of a beautiful puppet crane named Ajijaak.