Blair Thomas

Blair Thomas & Company is a Chicago-based theater company that creates and performs contemporary puppetry and visual theater locally, nationally, and internationally. Check out their website here. Twice Blair Thomas & Company has received the international UNIMA awards for excellence in the art of puppetry. You will see why when your watch their performances.

St James Infirmary
This was recorded at the Banners and Cranks Festival, at Chicago's Links Hall, 2010. WOW look at that crankie box, and the blues uke playing and the puppetry and everything!!
February 15th – June 14th, 2014, every Saturday at 2:00pm & 4:00pm, The Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL. A puppet show (with scrolling backdrop) inspired by the art of Edward Gorey This original staging is a toy theater production of Edward Gorey’s “three volumes of moral instruction,” The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Insect God, and The West Wing, by Chicago’s own Blair Thomas & Company. Inspired by the same Victorian spirit from which Gorey drew, these miniature paper theater productions faithfully render the macabre delight of these tiny parables.
Getting ready for the Vinegar Works show.
A picture from "Blackbird". The performance was recorded in Chicago, 2009. Multiple scrolls + shadow puppetry. Watch the video of this crankie on the CROW CRANKIE page of this website.