Founded in 2002 Blair Thomas & Company is an internationally recognized Chicago-based theater company creating innovative puppetry performances incorporating musical, literary and puppetry traditions to create uniquely expressive spectacle theater.
Artistic Director Blair Thomas began his began his puppetry career in 1989 when he co-founded Redmoon Theater. He created BT&Co as a chamber puppet theater to showcase the various expressive capabilities of hand, shadow, marionette and bunraku-style puppetry in a more intimate setting. BT&Co has built an award-winning repertoire with original interpretations of literature and music and has a long history of successfully producing works for children and adults in various settings.
Current Touring Repertoire
University of St. Johns / St Ben’s
University of Maryland
University of Chicago
Pierrot Lunaire & Reflections on the Nature of Water – eighth blackbird
A Christmas Carol – Trinity Rep
Snow Queen – Victory Gardens
The Houdini Box – Chicago Children’s Theater
Selfish Giant – Chicago Children’s Theater