Give to the Max Day – November 16, 2023

🌟 Celebrate 50 Years of Magic: Give to the Max and Shape Our Next Chapter! 🎭✨

Turning 50 is a milestone, and at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre (HOBT), it's not just a number—it's a moment of reflection and renewal. As we approached our Big 5-0, our dedicated Board and staff invested time and resources to reflect on our rich past and strategize for the next 50 years. Now, the journey of renewal has begun.

Welcoming Megan West as our new Producing Artistic Director in October marks a pivotal step in our journey. Alongside our small yet mighty staff and committed Board, Megan will lead us in achieving strategic goals that elevate our programming for Mainstage, Education, and Community Partnerships.

Our Renewal Goals Include:

  • Expanding and training our artist pool to reach more students in classrooms and community centers across the Twin Cities.
  • Diversifying our audience to share the joy and magic of puppetry arts with more people.
  • Creating a welcoming space at the Avalon Theater, our long-time home, for a diverse array of performing artists and community members.
  • Building the financial resources needed to ensure the sustainability of HOBT for the next 50 years.

Our Legacy Lives On: The legacy of HOBT is alive in the artistry of the puppets and masks showcased in our new Puppet Library. It's vibrant in the faces of children and parents experiencing our work in classrooms, communities, and on our stage. Our legacy thrives in the dedication of volunteers who contribute their time to the Puppet Library, usher at performances, or serve on our Board of Directors. Finally, our legacy is palpable in the individuals who visit the Avalon to reminisce about loved ones and the joy experienced at HOBT.

You Are Part of Our Legacy: You, our cherished supporter, are an integral part of HOBT's legacy. Your past generosity has provided the resources needed for 50 years of artistically rich and vibrant work loved by you and our community. We extend our deepest gratitude for your care and support throughout these decades.

Your Support Now Creates More Magic: Your support now translates into more artists, more audience members, more impactful work, and more magic and joy for everyone. Join us in celebrating 50 years of enchantment and contribute to shaping the next chapter of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

Give to the Max and Be a Part of the Magic: Your generosity today shapes our artistic future. Thank you for being a vital part of our legacy and journey forward. 🌟

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