In the Heart of the Beast

Puppet and Mask Theatre

Upcoming Events

Donate to the 43rd MayDay!

It takes $200,000 to fund the people, puppets, park fees, parade permits, police presence, and porta potties to support MayDay. Please give as generously as possible — every gift counts for the 43rd Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival!

Applications are now open for our Puppet Lab Program!

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, and applications are now open! Puppet Lab is generously funded by the Jerome Foundation. Applications are due June 9.

What is your vision for the Avalon Theatre?

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT) hopes to make significant renovations to our home in the Avalon Theater in the coming years. But first, we want to engage our neighbors in a discussion about how the Avalon can best meet the needs of the people we serve.

Action Sequence June 15 - 24

A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, car chasing, bar fighting, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, homage to 1980s action movies, action sequence. But with puppets.

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...