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2022 Press

Past Festivals Press

"She (Alice da Cunha) and Frost can define and redefine the bounds of physical theater each year in curating the festival."  Nora Paul, Chicago Reader
"Acts of Love. The founders of Physical Festival Chicago balance parenting with life at the theater."  Jaclyn Jermyn, CS Modern Luxury
"Chicago theater openings June 1-7Chicago Tribune
"Physical Fest Chicago returns for 5th year of high jinks, with local performers to an Edinburgh Fringe star" KT Hawbaker, Chicago Tribune
"Summer Celebrations 2018— Our guide to the Chicago area’s festivals" Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"Physical Festival Chicago Warms Up For Fifth Anniversary At Stage 773" Broadway World Chicago
"Physical Fest is back and full of interesting program surprises as usual." 
Kim Campbell, Third Coast Review
"If your kids like to run as opposed to walk and to stand (sometimes on one tippy toe) as opposed to sit, we have a theatrical festival right up their busy, busy alleys. The Physical Festival will celebrate nine days of international performances, master classes with guest artists, and plenty of exposure to artistic endeavors that’ll defy concepts of physicality, space and gravity. (Remind you of anyone else you know?)"
Keely Flynn, Chicago Parent
Jill Hopkins & Luis Antonio Perez,
Physical Theater Festival Chicago Features Artists from around the World

ABC 7 News Live TV Broadcast

"The Physical Festival aims for transformation too. While Frost acknowledges all the great physical theater done here — by Redmoon, Lookingglass, 500 Clown — he and da Cunha see their festival as "another jewel in the crown of Chicago's theater scene, bringing what's next."

Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune 


Gary Zidek, WDCB 90.9FM

"Con 15 puestas en escena, que van de la triste historia de un huérfano en España a la alegría de presentarse junto con el cuerpo de artistas de un circo que viaja por Latinoamérica, el Festival de Teatro Físico, que se realizará del 25 de julio al 2 de agosto, traerá a Chicago una muestra diversa del teatro físico a nivel internacional."


Irene Tostado, La Raza

"Ever since Chicago’s groundbreaking physical theater company, Plasticene, disbanded a couple of seasons back, a special form of performance has been largely lacking on the local scene (...) But now comes the news that Links Hall, the innovative center devoted to “the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts,” will be filling the gap, producing its first annual nine-day Festival of Physical Theater. The Festival, running July 25-Aug. 2, will showcase the work of both national and international companies at Links Hall, 3111 W. Western."

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

"Next Door by Out of Balanz from Denmark/Finland to be presented July 31 to August 2, 2014 at Links Hall in Chicago"

Danish Pioneer
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