In the Heart of the Beast

Puppet and Mask Theatre

Upcoming Events

2nd MayDay Community Meeting

It is time to gather to envision the theme for MayDay!

For the SECOND meeting, on March 20 from 7-9:30pm, the MayDay staff presents their ideas for a theme garnered from the ideas shared at the first community meeting. Meeting participants then give feedback—asking questions, offering ideas, and helping network possibilities for furthering the theme.


Puppet Lab 2018!

Tickets for the 2018 Puppet Lab performances are on sale now! 

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s new artist incubator facilitated by Alison Heimstead is celebrating 7 years of radical, genre-expanding, boundary–pushing work. Join us in March for two weekends of experimental performance from Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra & Magdalena Kaluza, Shelby Richardson, Elle Thoni, and Michele Spaise!

Please donate to the Roy McBride Scholarship Fund!

The McBride Scholarships provide a path for artists of color to grow into leadership positions for MayDay and other aspects of the theatre’s teaching and performance work. 

Your contributions to this fourth year fuels the ingenious work of these artists, and ensures that MayDay evolves with the diversity of our community. 

March Puppet Cabaret!

An evening of new, short, experimental, weird, borderline ‘artistic’ puppet acts from Twin Cities artists with live music and booze. Anything could happen in these late-night, low brow evenings MCd by Akiko Ostlund and Dhann Polnau. As always, when puppets are involved, adult content may arise.

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