About US

Creventive Puppet Company's mission is to promote excellence in puppetry as a theatrical art form through creativity and innovation. We provide an opportunity for people of all ages to view puppet performances and enrich the community through imaginative storytelling by building and touring fantastic shows for government agencies, corporations and other organizations that deliver important educational messages to elementary school students.

Under the artistic direction of Connor Asher, Creventive Puppet Company builds complete puppet productions to help carry your educational message, performing for hundreds of live performances for family audiences every year. Their shows tour to theaters, festivals, and public events all over Chicago, IL. We also build custom puppets for video and theatrical work and provide expert puppetry consultation.


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. His responsibilities for Creventive Puppet Company include: puppet performance, puppet design/building, and instructing classes. 

Outside of his work, Connor volunteers his time to organizations such as the Chicagoland Puppetry Guild as their vice president, and 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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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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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 member of Creventive Puppet Company.  She has been creating masks and puppets professionally for almost 25 years.  She has been a voice actress since 2003. Additionally, Jill has worked in a variety of industries including dental insurance, real estate, film, renaissance faires and theater. She has lived in Michigan, Chicago, Los Angeles, Taos, New Mexico and currently resides in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


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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.). Please understand that if you donate, we cannot guarantee that it will get you some random spot into any of our work either.

 

We give you our promise though that we will continue to make the best work we can. Click the donation link below to donate!

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