Physical Theater Festival

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Out of Balanz
Next Door by Out of Balanz (Denmark/Finland)
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Physical Theater
Runs May 31Jun 02, 2019

Multi-award winning Danish company Out of Balanz returns to Chicago with their critically acclaimed Next Door. The stand-out smash hit of Chicago’s first Physical Theater Festival in 2014 …

Helga – life of a diva extraordinaire by Kallo Collective (Finland)
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Comedy, Comedy/Drama, Physical Theater
Runs May 31Jun 02, 2019

An “absurd comedy” from Finland, skillfully performed by circus artist Henni Kervinen and directed by Jenni Kallo of the renowned Kallo Collective. Tragedy and comedy meet as Helga …

Walkabout Theater
The Raveling by Walkabout & Guild of the Goat (Canada, India, USA)
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Comedy/Drama, Physical Theater
Runs Jun 02Jun 03, 2019

Created in partnership with Delhi-based theater Guild of the Goat, Toronto vocalist Fides Krucker, and local Chicago artists, The Raveling is an avant-garde family history drama that teases …

Aura CuriAtlas Physical Theatre
A Life With No Limits by Aura CuriAtlas (Chicago)
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Physical Theater
Runs Jun 03Jun 04, 2019

A Life With No Limits is inspired by the life and work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. It is created in the company’s signature blend of dance, theater, and …

Scratch Night by Local Artists
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Physical Theater
Jun 04, 2019

The festival’s annual Scratch Night, a wildly entertaining evening of new and experimental short works by emerging and veteran physical theater artists.

A cornerstone of Physical Festival, Scratch Night …

The Gift by Angela de Castro (Brazil)
Physical Theater
Runs Jun 06Jun 08, 2019

The Gift, performed by Brazilian-born clown and actor Angela de Castro, perhaps best known for creating the Green Clown in Slava’s Snowshow. In this poignant, funny story of …

Strictly Arts
Freeman by Strictly Arts (UK)
Physical Theater Festival Chicago
Physical Theater
Runs Jun 06Jun 08, 2019

Following its critically acclaimed sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Freeman makes its Midwest debut as the largest international production ever presented by Physical Theater Festival …

The Nora Project Presents
Tic Tac Tock
Children’s/Family, Circus, Physical Theater
Jun 09, 2019

A Musical Clown Show for all ages.

Tic Tac Tock is a prize winning story told by Mrs. Flower about when she was a little girl. She explains what …

1225 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Physical Theater Festival is a contemporary, visual, and physical theater festival.

The 6th annual Physical Festival will be back from May 31 to June 8 with nine whirlwind days of physical theatre programming featuring four shows from around the world, a hometown show, master classes with international guest artists, and a Scratch Night featuring new short works from local performers.

Featuring theater from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Uk and US.

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