05/24/2011 03:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Behind the Scenes With Master Puppeteer, Blair Thomas

When I interviewed master puppeteer Blair Thomas for the Fear No ART Chicago TV show on WTTW, I had no idea what to expect. It had been over 25 years since I had seen a puppet show, and I couldn't really envision a puppet show holding my attention. Yet, what Blair Thomas creates in his puppet theatre is nothing short of magical.

Blair creates sophisticated puppet theatre for adults (and kids) and often does everything from puppet building, the costume creation, and music to the performances themselves. A bit of a one-man-band, through puppets Blair is able to tell deep and complex stories with the various characters often being different extensions of his own personality. Right! Not your average puppet show!

Check out the wild world of master puppeteer, Blair Thomas.