Tyler Scott Culligan has over seven years of experience building puppets for theater and film. He graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago where he studied puppet building, performance and sculpture. Almost immediately he began creating puppets for productions and performing straight out of art school in the competitive Chicago theater scene. He has built puppets for world-famous theaters such as Lookinglass Theater, and performed with world-renowned puppetteers such as Blair Thomas and Company.
The Magic Boat
The Magic Boat is the first Web-Series produced entirely by Colorphony Creations. Tyler Scott Culligan is the creator and writer, Tayler Elise Culligan is the Artistic Director, and Jason Gerber is the Director of Photogrphy. Its not as zany as your typical kids material, and we think that’s for good reason; with slower pacing and more relatable situations children are allowed time to grow along with the characters. It's a safe place with real friends, real struggles and real laughs.
The show takes place aboard a magical boat who has a mind of her own. The writers and creators of the show take just as much care with their wholesome, positive voice as they do with their puppets and hand-crafted special effects. The Magic Boat’s quality content is low-stimulus, but still engaging and accessible for all ages. Every character is authentically engineered to foster positive interactions and genuine dialogue.Visit THE MAGIC BOAT'S Official YouTube Channel
Lookingglass was founded in 1988 by David Catlin, David Schwimmer (Friends), Lawrence DiStasi, David Kersnar, Eva Barr, Joy Gregory, Andy White, and Thom Cox. They have since performed more than fifty world-premiere original works. In 2011 Lookingglass was the recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award. Colorphony Creations was in charge of maintenence and creating custom travel bags for the parrot puppets in their 2016 run of Treasure Island.
Blair Thomas and Company
Blair Thomas and Company is an internationally recognized Chicago-based theater company creating innovative puppetry performances incorporating musical, literary and puppetry traditions to create uniquely expressive spectacle theater.Founder and Artistic Director Blair Thomas began his puppetry career in 1989 when he co-founded Redmoon Theater. He created BT+Co as a chamber puppet theater to showcase the various expressive capabilities of hand, shadow, marionette and bunraku-style puppetry in a more intimate setting. BT+Co has built an award-winning repertoire with original interpretations of literature and music. Colorphony Creations has a rich and rewarding relationship with Blair Thomas spanning six years. In that time Tyler has built puppets, mechanisms and stage elements for some of their largest shows.
Chicago Childrens Theater
The Chicago Children’s Theatre is Chicago’s premier professional theatre company dedicated to creating awe-inspiring theatrical productions and programs for communities through inclusion and accessibility; inspiring young people and families to lead lives of adventure, courage, and curiosity. There has been tremendous critical and popular support of Chicago Children’s Theatre and since the theatre’s inception in 2005, more than 280,000 youth and families have attended its productions. Colorphony Creations has contributed puppets and puppetry to CCT's 2013 production of The Houdini Box, and their 2015 staging of The Selfish Giant.
This is where we get to meet you! If you have a puppet in mind lets get the ball rolling, or if you have a project you'd like to discuss Tyler is availible for freelance contracting. Cheers!