• Jabberwocky Marionettes is on Youtube and TwitchTv

    Hello and Welcome,

    Yes we're hanging in there but if you need a Jabberwocky puppet hug...
    Come visit the puppets at our 2 Jabberwocky Marionettes channels:
    We're working on new puppets and new shows and new puppet vids to share.
    We hope to see audiences again soon! We miss you
    Thanks for visiting the website!

    Stay curious and have a little fun everyday!

  • Winter Puppet Show 11am Nov 25, 2017 at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

    Jabberwocky Marionettes will continue to present puppets and puppet shows at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Stay tuned in!
    Our puppets are all...
    Handmade uniquely crafted marionettes and puppets. Are shows are magical, humorous and fantastical puppet theatrical experiences
    (all ages)

  • Chicago International Puppetry Festival 2015 and 2017

    Jabberwocky Marionettes at The Field Museum Jan 16 and 17, 2015
    Jabberwocky Marionettes at The Cultural Center Jan 2017
    We had so much fu at these festivals and hope to be at the next one!

  • Jabberwocky Marionettes at The Field Museum for Members' Night

    Look for Jabberwocky Marionettes annually ROAMING
    at annual Members' Night
    The Field Museum
    Stanley Field Hall
    Giant T-Rex Dinosaur
    Rainbow colors of Pteraradons
    The Cheetah,
    Fossil Dinosaur Marionettes,
    The Bumble Bee
    Red Ant
    Giant Tiger
    and much more appearing at the Field for Members' Night!

    We've been part of Members' Night since 2000

  • 'Quetzalcoatl Rides Again'

    Bike Winter Art Show
    Gala Gallery 1000 N Milwaukee Ave
    March 9th, 2012

  • ‘Infinite Cycle, The Puppet Show’

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    2 PERFORMANCES 8p & 10p
    Opening Reception of the Bike Winter Art Show, 6pm - Midnight
    Coinciding with Pilsen's popular 2nd Friday gallery scene.
    Chicago Urban Art Society
    2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
    Friday March 25, 6pm - 1am
    Chicago Urban Art Society
    2229 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
    After the Critical Mass ride,
    Followed by a bike fashion show and live music.

  • *Jabberwocky Marionettes at The Field Museum*

    MAY 22nd, 2010
    Friday 5:30p - 9:00p
    The Field Museum Celebrates SUE the T-Rex 10th Birthday
    Stanley Field Hall
    The Field Museum
    1400 Lake Shore Drive
    Come for the big 'Suelebration' at The Field Museum
    with Jabberwocky Marionettes' amazing Fossil Dinosaurs Marionettes...
    ...crawling, flying and roaming the Great Hall!
    New dinosaur puppets created for this event - Flock of Pterodactdyls and a second T-Rex Marionette

  • Taste of Lincoln Ave

    July 28th and 29th
    Saturday and Sunday
    4:30p each day
    Childrens' Stage on Altgeld, just off of Lincoln Ave to the East
    Jabberwocky Marionettes
    Come see the puppets!
    Family Entertainment

  • 4th Annual Run for the Cheetah

  • 'The Boxer and The Bumble Bee'

    El Circo Cheapo Carbaret
    April 2nd and 3rd
    for reservations call 773-782-6662
    tix - $10

  • Nov 21

    Book Mania
    Harold Washington Library Center
    Nov 21
    11am - 3p


    "BIKE LOVE" Shadow Puppet Theatre
    Music performed live by Schwinntonations
    August 30
    Sunday afternoon
    Champaign, IL

  • 'BIKE LOVE' Shadow Puppet Performance with Music by Schwinntonations

    August 29 - Saturday 5p
    Indy Fringe Festival
    Outdoor Stage
    748 Mass. Ave(Historic Fire Museum and Memorial)
    Master Puppeteer, Lolly Extract, and NYC performance artist, Amber Marsh, team up in this amazing one-of-a-kind example of American shadow puppetry with music by Schwinntonation for an awesome bike-loving presentation of live sound and visual effects.

  • 'BIKE LOVE' Shadow Puppet Performance with Music by Schwinntonations

    August 30 - Sunday

  • 'Urban Wildlife and Aquatic Tails'

    Harold Washington Library Center
    Winter Garden
    Bookmania 2009
    November 21 - Saturday
    'Urban Wildlife and Aquatic Tails' performance - 11:30am
    'Roaming Puppets' - 1:00pm

  • Studio3A

    Art Opening Party with Puppets, Live Music and More....
    July 18th
    8p to 2p
    Presenting 'The Fight Of The Century' Marionette Show
    and 'The Praying Mantis' Bigger than Life Puppet Show

  • Puppeteer brings characters to life

    Wednesday, December 17, 2008
    local, harry porterfield

    CHICAGO (WLS) -- For three decades, Lolly Extract has created, built and performed with her puppets.

    The art of puppeteering is centuries old. Over the generations, it has been shaped and reshaped by its practitioners.

    " When I was a very, very little girl I remember wanting to be when I grew up a cartoon...so starting at the very beginning I was just fascinated by animation not one type of puppets but all types of puppets I just really loved them," said Extract.

    Whether controlled by rods or strings, Extract's puppets run the gamut of variety. One lifesize cheetah puppet was inspired by a Lion King production.

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    "Wherever I was, I would start making puppets in a puppet show. No body does that. And, I found I was very good at it. So, I stuck with it. I've collaborated with so many different people because it is a collaborative art form."

    One of her largest puppets is a beluga whale made for the Shedd Aquarium. At 20 feet, it is so long that one part of it can be found in the rehearsal space- and the other part in the workshop.

    Extract's puppets also have a multi-media presence, including a TV spot in a commercial for furniture.

    Extract is also an actress.

    "Yes it takes a lot of courage to get out there and do the things I do, but that's what makes it so fun. It's a challenge, so I really, I don't recommend it," said Extract.

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    5838 N Whipple St
    Chicago, IL 60659
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  • Insight Arts Exhibit

    "Thinking In Time"
    The Puppets will be performing at the Opening,
    part of an evening with Dance and more...
    May 23
    4p - 6p
    1505 W Morse St

  • *Urban Wildlife and Aquatic Tails - Puppet Performance* by JABBerwocky marionettes

    May 18th
    Thomas Hughes Children's Library
    Harold Washington Library Center
    400 S State St, Chicago
    Performance in the lower level Multipurpose Room

  • 'BIKE LOVE' a shadow puppet show by LoLLy Extract and Amber Marsh

    Coming soon

  • 'BIKE LOVE' the shadow puppet show by LoLLy Extract and Amber Marsh

    MAY 2nd Saturday
    7p and 10Pp
    "El Circo Cheapo"
    The Aloft Loft
    2041 W Carroll
    Chicago, IL 60618
    Buy tickets in advance at
    Brown Paper Tickets.
    Do not wait.

  • Puppets at The Field Museum's Members' Night

    March 12th and 13th
    LoLLy Extract and team will presents Puppets of all types - up close and personal at the Field Museums Annual Members' Night next Thursday and Friday evening from 4p - 10p
    A team of 5 Professional Puppeteers will perform throughout the evening to over 11,500 guests over the two day event.
    Puppets appearing:
    The Cheetah, The Pirate Ship, The Pirate Skeleton, All of The Marionette Fossil Dinosaurs, The Bumble Bee, The Ant, The Mummy and many more.