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Will Bishop

has designed, directed, written, conceived and produced dozens of puppet shows, clown shows, massive spectacle experiences, and intimate interactive installations across Chicago, the US, and the world. Recent works include co-creating and directing "A Snowy Day with Beatrix Potter and Friends," an ages 2-10 touring puppet show and interactive experience with Chicago Children's Theatre, co-directing the Closing Ceremony of the 2015 Great Chicago Fire Festival, which gathered 200 performers of diverse ages and backgrounds to make a new urban ritual for the city, directing and producing three years of Boneshaker and Revolution, Redmoon's wild, experiential Halloween and New Year's Parties, co-conceiving and co-directing The Devil's Cabaret, a spectacle show on and around a massive human-powered crane, and co-conceiving, writing and co-directing the 2014 Winter Pageant, an intergenerational, community-based spectacle puppet show. His more intimate site-specific work has been performed in art galleries, on street corners, at park field-houses, in music hall balconies, and, notably, in upscale boutiques in Nagoya, Japan and Hangzhou, China. He is the Artistic Associate with Chicago Children's Theatre, worked as the Associate Producer at Redmoon, Chicago's massive spectacle theater, and is a co-founder and Artistic Producer of First Floor Theater.

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