Vanessa Valliere presents The Life and Times of Terry

Saturday, June 2 at 9pm
Sunday, June 3 at 7pm
Chicago Filmmakers
5720 N. Ridge Avenue
General $20 / Student $15


Or see Vanessa Valliere open for Emmy Bean’s You’re His Child with The Life and Times of Terry and Corey Smith’s The New Prairie School for only $30 (Student $25)! Tickets available here. On JUNE 3, take advantage of a special Pivot Arts $15 fixed price menu at The Growling Rabbit between shows! Email us at to make your dinner reservation!


Opening for Emmy Bean’s You’re His Child, Vanessa Valliere performs The Life and Times of Terry, a multimedia journey through romance, parenthood, and success. Valliere tells the tale of one woman’s search for love, and the hilarity that ensues, through clowning, puppetry, audience participation, drawings, photos, and projections.

Vanessa S. Valliere is a performer who uses elements of clown work and puppetry to create original shows. She has toured nationally as a solo performer and was also part of a clown ensemble for Tour De Fat from 2011-2016. Vanessa has performed at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival (2015 & 2017), and her full-length solo shows have been presented by Pivot Arts in Chicago and DragonCon in Atlanta. She plays Ada in “Ada/Ava” with Manual Cinema, an internationally touring cinematic shadow puppetry company, and is one of the ensemble members of their production of The End of TV, a new work that was awarded a National Theater Project & Creation Touring Grant. Vanessa is a co-devisor and touring performer with Theater Unspeakable’s The American Revolution and is a proud nerd-cheerleader for Mucca Pazza, a thirty-piece circus punk marching band. She was the recipient of a 3Arts Make a Wave grant in 2017.

Get a FESTIVAL PASS and see three shows for only $40!