Please Donate

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!

*HOBT is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Dear Friends,

Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater’s Year-End Appeal. With your help we raised over $13,000 that helped us end the year with a small surplus. And we couldn’t be more excited because we have a lot to going on at the Avalon Theater! We hope you will be able to enjoy the work you helped us create.

Your contributions offer much needed support to our upcoming productions of Queen, La Natividad, and Music Animated, help to fund education and outreach programs like the Phillips Project and Light Up Lake Street, and provide much needed support to our flagship event, the 43rd Annual MayDay Parade and Festival on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Please consider signing up for Heartbeats with a monthly sustaining gift that provides consistent support to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. Have questions about the Heartbeats program or about making a financial contribution? Feel free to contact our Development Director at

Thank you again for your generous support!

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 – Operating Support

Minnesota State Arts Board – Arts Access Program

Jerome Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

HRK Foundation

Wells Fargo Community Foundation

Still Ain’t Satisfied


Fidelity Charitable Funds

Community Shares of Minnesota

Troutman-Blumenshine Family Fund

Cy and Paula DeCosse Fund

Phoebe and Maureen Trepp – Minnesota Community Foundation

Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

One Minneapolis Fund