In the Heart of the Beast

Puppet and Mask Theatre

Upcoming Events

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Apply to be a Puppet Lab artist!

Puppet Lab is our new artist incubator. Facilitated by Alison Heimstead, this program is entering its 7th year of radical, genre-expanding, boundary-pushing work.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Puppet Lab program! The deadline for submission is June 8th, 2018 at 5pm. 

Imagine the Avalon

We are deep into a process of imagining other ways the Avalon Theater could better serve our neighborhoods, and we'd love to hear your ideas. 

We would like to be able to tell a story not only of how we will renovate the Avalon Theater for generations to come, but also about who HOBT will serve, how we will serve them, and how the Avalon will be the best possible place to accomplish that.

Hire HOBT for a residency!

In the Heart of the Beast offers artist residencies for schools and community organizations.

HOBT customizes every residency to complement and enhance your curriculum objectives. Our highly skilled artist / instructors will work with you and your students to create a group project from start to finish.

Please donate to support MayDay!

In 1975, HOBT's first MayDay was a gift to the community that was shared by just a few hundred neighbors. Last year, HOBT shared that gift with a record-setting 55,000 people.

The 2018 budget for this exuberant celebration is just over $200,000. We need your help to fill a $38,000 gap to ensure MayDay remains healthy and resilient. Your gift supporting MayDay is a gift to your community.

Meet Our Associate Artists: we are fortunate to work with a circle of radiant Associate Artists who both inspire and carry out the many programs and projects of our theatre. Learn More...