Puppet Cabaret: Brave the Cold Anyway

January 18th, 7:30pm
With ASL interpretation

With the cooler temps and darker days, HOBT's January Puppet Cabaret explores the winter seasonal shift. Like the caterpillar enters its cocoon, our instinct as the weather cools is to turn inward. We wrap ourselves with warmth, comfort, and avoidance of evening social events at all costs.

Experience an evening of new works that explores that inward instinct, with the brilliant effervescence of puppetry that inspires us to brave the cold anyway. Make your way over to HOBT and warm-up with waffles, live music, and community.

Hosted by Akiko and The Woppits (Theresa Linnehan, Caitie Ryan-Norton, Alexandra Young, Laura Korynta)

Performances include:
Dolores by Katie Kaufmann
Little Flower by Renae Bonde
Clutter Forest by Thomas Boguszewski
Bike vs. Blanket Monster by Helena Howard
ISLE d PLASTIQUE (2 scenes) by The Woppits

The Woppits are an arts collective supporting womxn-identified artists by providing space for artists to discuss their projects and process and receive feedback in a supportive environment. The Woppits performances are open to all.

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Support New Puppet Works in the New Year! Attend this year's Puppet Lab performances at Open Eye Figure Theatre and you'll get a discount to HOBT's January Puppet Cabaret. Be sure to save your Puppet Lab ticket (or program) and bring it with you to the January Puppet Cabaret to receive a $5 discount.

Call for Artists

Calling all puppeteers & performers: HOBT is seeking applications for our upcoming Puppet Cabaret on February 14th.

As HOBT and MayDay enters a moment of metamorphosis and transformation, so does Puppet Cabaret! 

Steve Ackerman & Akiko, co-curators of Puppet Cabaret, are excited to expand the circle of cabaret artists by seeking (short!) applications for our upcoming Puppet Cabaret on February 14th at 7:30pm! Selected artists will be given a stipend of $75 and 15 hours rehearsal/build space at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre.

Performances should be 5-10 minutes in length, and in some way, somehow, involve puppetry.  Puppetry covers a wide variety of forms, from hand, shadow, rod, finger, to crankie, cantastoria, to randomly moving around a trash bag in a poetic manner.  We are open to you challenging that definition and encourage those of all skill levels in the form to apply.  

Artists chosen will be given a stipend of $75 and 15 hrs. rehearsal/build space at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre.  Artists will also receive 2 complimentary tickets to the cabaret.

Ready to propose? Submit an online proposal here. 

Application deadline: Friday, January 17th by 6pm

Selections will be made by the Puppet Cabaret curators, Steve Ackerman and Akiko Ostlund.

Submit an online proposal here. 

Application deadline: Friday, January 17th by 6pm

Contact Steve Ackerman with any questions or assistance applying. [email protected]

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Save the date for our next Puppet Cabaret:

February 14th 7:30pm A special Valentine's Day Puppet Cabaret!

Steve Ackerman & Akiko, co-curators of Puppet Cabaret, are excited to expand the circle of cabaret artists by seeking (short!) applications for our upcoming Puppet Cabarets Selected artists will be given a stipend of $75 and 15 hours rehearsal/build space at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre. See full details below.