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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is made possible by YOUR donations! Whether you give in support of MayDay, the Education Program or simply because you love In the Heart of the Beast: THANK YOU for your generous support!

A MayDay Appeal from HOBT Executive Director Corrie Zoll

Dear Friends -

Every year, on the second Tuesday in February, while the snow is still blowing, all are welcomed as a group of people sit down in the HOBT lobby with a bag of oranges, peeling and eating and talking about the world around them. And that is how the work of building MayDay begins.

I have been a neighbor and MayDay reveler for twenty years, but this is my first as HOBT's Executive Director. What is most remarkable to me in this new role is this idea that MayDay actually starts from scratch each year, immediately responding to the hopes and fears of the people around us.

It has been impressive to see people appear at the theatre and leap to action, knowing what needs to be done, leaping in, and getting it done.

I am asking you to leap in, too. MayDay needs about $150,000 for people, puppets, park fees, parade permits, police presence and porta potties! Most of that will come from individual donors like you.

Individual donations build MayDay. Please give.

Hope to see you on MayDay, if not sooner.

Corrie Zoll
Executive Director
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre


THANK YOU to our funders and friends!

Many thanks to the hundreds of individuals who have joined Heartbeats, made monthly sustaining gifts, made Give to the Max donations, and contributed time and resources to support HOBT programming this year. The Board, Staff, Artists and Volunteers sincerely THANK YOU for your continuing generosity.

National Endowment for the Arts
Minnesota State Arts Board – General Operations
Minnesota State Arts Board – Arts Access Program
Jerome Foundation
McKnight Foundation
General Mills Foundation
Elmer L. Andersen Foundation
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
Minnesota Community Foundation
Wells Fargo Community Foundation
Still Ain’t Satisfied
HRK Foundation
One Minneapolis
Fidelity Charitable Funds
Community Shares of Minnesota
Troutman-Blumenshine Family Fund
Cy and Paula DeCosse Fund
Phoebe and Maureen Trepp – Minnesota Community Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation Associated Anesthesiologists Fund
Carolyn Foundation
Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization