About US

Creventive Puppet Company is a Chicago based theatre company that creates and performs original, family friendly shows throughout the area. In addition to imaginative storytelling and top-notch entertainment, Creventive Puppet Company also specializes in puppet construction. Offering educational building, manipulation and performance workshops for children, novices and professional puppeteers alike.

Not the handiest puppeteer? Not a problem! Creventive Puppet Company also works with individual clients, providing one-of-a-kind creations. These custom designed and crafted puppets are carefully constructed with your needs and dreams in mind.

Want to learn more about our services, host a workshop or book a show? Head over to our frequently asked questions page or contact us to start your puppet adventure today!


MEET THE MINDS BEHIND CREVENTIVE

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CONNOR ASHER
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

Connor Asher is the founder and artistic director of Creventive Puppet Company. Overseeing all sides of the company's direction and productions.

Outside of his work, Connor is the president of the Chicagoland Puppetry Guild and volunteers his time at the Kiwanis Club of Oak Park River Forest where he has done multiple hospital visits to children with his puppet characters and built costumed wheelchairs for children with disabilities.

In addition to Creventive, Connor has performed as a puppeteer for Opera In Focus, Sea Beast Puppet Company, The Field Museum, Jabberwocky Marionettes, Jeannie McQueenie Productions, and more.

Connor has also been fortunate to teach the art of puppetry at Buck’s Rock Performing and Creative Arts camp as the head of the puppetry shop in 2017. In addition, he began offering educational puppet performance and building workshops for the public, teaching at libraries, schools, public events and conventions which has allowed him to travel throughout the USA.

In 2017, Connor was awarded the Mike and Frances Oznowicz Young Adult scholarship to attend the Puppeteers of America’s National Puppetry Festival in Saint Paul, MN.

Connor hopes to continue exploring and pushing the boundaries of early childhood education through the art of puppetry in the future.

Portfolio: https://www.creventivestudios.com/portfolio

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JILL FREDRICKSON
PUPPETEER

Jill grew up in Michigan and attended Cranbrook Kingswood where she began her art addiction.  She has a Bachelors of Art in European History from Northwestern University and also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jill currently is a current member of Creventive Puppet Company working primarily as a puppeteer, assisting in workshops, and marketing.

In addition to this, Jill does mask-making, puppet building, and voiceover work professionally. 

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CAELAN CAVANAGH
STORY ARTIST

Caelan Cavanagh is a Canadian-based director and writer. Caelan helped co-found Creventive Puppet Company alongside Connor Asher in 2014.

Caelan writes many of the stories and original productions by Creventive Puppet Company.


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Let us begin by saying that you do not need to feel obligated to give us any money. But if you do enjoy our work and would like to donate out of kindness, we assure you that the money will go to good use (software, hardware, electricity expenses, etc.) 

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