Main Stage Productions
Each year we produce original, company-generated plays for both families and adults. Using visual, musical and movement narratives, in addition to words, In the Heart of the Beast translates complex issues of mind and society into images that breathe with soul and spirit.
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)
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.
Coming Home to Wild: New Works on Extinction and Resilience
HOBT is thrilled to announce Coming Home to Wild: New Works on Extinction and Resilience, an evening of new works by Julie Boada, Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, and Wild Conspiracy (Elle Thoni and company).
Funded in part by NEA, the artists ask: in the face of extinction and climate catastrophe, what do our ancestors have to teach us about resilience? Join the artists and community partners for two immersive performances in March to trace a path from who we are, to who we can become when we come home to wild.
More Info Here
Neighborhood Night at Midtown Global Market: Free Puppet Shows for Kids & Families
Midtown Global Market is hosting six, FREE Heart of the Beast performances in the Midtown Central Court on Thursday nights during the weekly Neighborhood Night celebrations this winter.
Come for the show at 5:30pm and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. You’ll leave with your own puppet creation to take home.
Previous Mainstage Performances
2015, 2013, 2002
2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006
December 2010 & 2001
2006, 2005, 2004