For Adults, Educators and Youth

Whether through hands-on workshops or captivating theatrical productions, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre delivers exceptional learning experiences to students of all ages, abilities, and adaptive styles.

Guiding Principles
  • We believe in the transformative power of art to heal and grow individuals, communities, societies, and the world.
  • We provide a positive, creative learning environment to encourage confidence, self-esteem, and “finding your voice” through puppetry arts.
  • We listen to our youth community, respond to their needs, and involve them as decision-makers and leaders.
  • We practice, preach, and provide art that is accessible and inclusive of people of all incomes, ages, races, orientations, abilities, and cultures.
  • We honor the deep cultural, spiritual, and ritual roots of puppetry that provide youth with reflections of deep community values, personal meaning and individual identity.
  • We excel at providing opportunities for people to create and expand community through the act of making puppet theatre.
  • We empower youth to take leadership in telling their innately valuable stories through puppetry and masks.
  • We believe youth are capable of professional standards of excellence in puppet theatre and strive to create high quality processes and productions with youth.
  • We create opportunities for youth to present their creative work and educate the community about their perspectives.
  • We recognize the folk-arts apprenticeship tradition of learning that puppetry stems from, and honor the commitment to train new generations in the craft of puppetry.
  • We facilitate the creation of meaningful peer community to reduce isolation of youth from each other and their communities.

Contact education@hobt.org, 612-721-2535.

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