HOBT News

War Horse Puppetry Workshop

Photo courtesy of Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Photo courtesy of Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Hennepin Theatre Trust will be partnering with HOBT during the month of June, for a one-time puppet making workshop, in conjunction with the Orpheum Theatre’s presentation of War Horse. Children who participate in the workshop will create their own table-top horse puppets and learn how to animate them.

This event will be held Thursday, June 13th5:00pm, at the FAIR School (10 S. 10th Street in downtown Minneapolis). Tickets will be $5 per participant.

Best suited for children ages 9 and up.

MayDay Theme: See the World

The theme for the 39th Annual MayDay Parade and Festival is See the World.  The story this year is inspired by a cantastoria called Hallelujah, created by the venerable Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont. This year is the 50th anniversary for that theater, one of the oldest puppet theaters in the country, and an inspiration for many puppeteers and artists of all stripes!

Hallelujah as imagined by the Bread and Puppet theater is a painfully honest and simple story about how our actions affect our beautiful world. If we care for the world, and let the sun shine on it, and water it, the crops will grow, and so will the children. If we put poison on the world, however, if we set fire to it, then nothing can survive.

The power of the script lies in its simplicity, and its profound call to action. We are thrilled to be presenting an adapted version of this story for the 39th annual MayDay Parade and Festival.