Welcome to our Interim Executive Director!

October 9, 2014

The In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre Board of Directors has wonderful news! We are thrilled to announce that effective October 6 HOBT has hired Catherine Jordan as its Interim Executive Director. One of the most respected and skilled arts leaders in the Twin Cities, Catherine brings to HOBT a renewed sense of calm, confidence and stability as she starts working closely with staff, the Board, and our circle of partners and stakeholders. Thanks to supporters like you, we’ve been able to secure the services of a top-notch interim executive director with decades of arts leadership experience to oversee the day-to-day organizational operations and help us envision a new HOBT.

We thank outgoing Executive Director Loren Niemi for his service and commitment to HOBT and his leadership of the organization for the last four years. We wish Loren well in his future endeavors.

We want to give a big shout-out to our awesome staff – artists and administrators – who have worked diligently to ensure we keep making amazing artwork and serving our partners and community during this transitional time. Everyone will soon begin planning for the 2015 MayDay Parade and Festival.

Before MayDay materializes, don’t forget we’re taking the Nativity Story to the streets! Tickets for our popular holiday show, La Natividad, are on sale now with special group discounts available. Performances begin at the theatre – and following a colorful torch-lit procession – culminate two blocks away with a fiesta at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Told with HOBT’s signature visual beauty and soulful live music, La Natividad is a truly unique community celebration.

We can’t thank you enough for your commitment to HOBT. We are heartened by your generosity in all ways, shapes and forms.

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