Nasty Brutish & Short

Nasty, Brutish & Short
(NBS) is a Chicago-based cabaret of contemporary short-form puppet and object based theater for adult audiences. The cabaret provides an opportunity for professional quality puppet artists to perform new work, fosters creative exchange between puppet artists of different generations and specialties, and introduces audiences to innovative and compelling puppet theatre.

Presented by Links Hall and curated by Mike Oleon and Grace Needlman.

Hosted by Noah Ginex.

For more information, or to apply to perform, visit the official website here.

For past work shown at NBS, click here.


We also have quarterly Puppets-In-Progress workshops, which are free and open to the community. PIPscreatea forum for artists and puppeteers of any level of experience to bring fledgling puppet experiments to a non-judging,knowledgeable audience for feedback and support. The next one is happening in August! Email for details.