Emmy Bean is a theater artist, musician, and puppeteer living in Chicago. She has performed her original puppet shows in Providence, Vermont, New York City, and Quebec. She has also performed and created work with Naima Lowe for their long-term collaboration entitled “Mary and Sarah and You and Me”, with appearances at the Parlor in Philadelphia and Judson Church in New York City. Other performance work includes: “The Long Christmas Ride Home” at Studio Theater in Washington DC; “The Snow Queen” at Sandglass Theater in Putney, VT; “Flood” and “Stiles Under Sky” with Company of Strangers. She has also toured with Amanda Maddock’s play “Mrs. Wright’s Escape” and co-created the “Three Piggy Opera” at Links Hall in Chicago (with Barbara Whitney and Merrill Garbus). In 2008 and 2010, she worked as an Associate Curator at the Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival in New York City. Since moving to Chicago, Emmy has worked as a performer, musician, and clown with Theater Oobleck, Abraham Werewolf, the Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Materials, and Chi-Town Clown at the Neo-Futurarium. She holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a B.A. in Religion from Vassar College, with a concentration in Music and Culture. She sings songs and plays instruments with Tom Shaner, Chris Schoen, Annie Winkler, John Szymanski, and a rotating cast of persons under the age of 5.