In the Heart of the Beast

Puppet and Mask Theatre

Upcoming Events

Join the HOBT Board of Directors!

HOBT is moving towards toward a capital campaign to raise funds to renovate the Avalon Theater and move the organization into its next chapter. If you have skills and an interest in community-based programming, long-range planning, finance, budgeting, fund-raising, marketing, the legal field, or neighborhood issues, please consider joining our Board of Directors!

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.

2017 MayDay shirts for sale!

Didn't get a 2017 MayDay shirt? No problem.

2017 MayDay shirts are now available to purchase online! Choose between a beautiful sapphire blue and an electric green. The image was designed by Sandy Spieler for this year’s MayDay celebration “Imagine, Heal, Resist.” All proceeds go towards In the Heart of the Beast programming.

HOBT School Residencies

Did you know HOBT offers artist residencies for schools and community organizations?

For decades, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre has been engaging students of all ages and abilities all over the Midwest with its unique, interactive residencies.

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...