Puppet Lab 2018

Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Avalon Theater

1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407


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90 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, March 16 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, March 17 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Sunday, March 18 2:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, March 23 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, March 24 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Sunday, March 25 2:30 pm
Storytelling Experimental New work Minnesota premiere

Puppet Lab 2018

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s new artist incubator facilitated by Alison Heimstead is celebrating 7 years of radical, genre-expanding, boundary–pushing work. Join us in March for two weekends of experimental performance from four emerging puppeteers generously funded by the Jerome Foundation.

Learn more about PuppetLab!


Week 1: March 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m., March 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Star Girl Clan by Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra & Magdalena Kaluza

A magical adventure about an Indigenous Maya grandmother whose spiritual conflict of internal racism leads her on a journey into an enchanted jungle and starworld.

The MoFo by Shelby Richardson

The last remaining life-form on Earth (a strand of E. Coli bacteria) guides the audience through a museum exhibit dedicated to an attempt to understand the “female object” through the interpretation of relics from our forgotten human species.

Tickets for week one are on sale now


Week 2: March 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m., March 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Lost Lake by Elle Thoni

An adventuresome fable in which a Traveller searches for answers about a lake’s mysterious disappearance in a fantastical work that is all too real.

Light Camera Rappers by Michele Spaise

A work in progress exploring trauma as a catalyst for healing through an experiential installation with puppetry, light, projection, sound, and ritual. Hosted by Golden Ram, Blue Whale and Ruby with the Amethyst Eyes.

Tickets for week 2 are on sale now

Shelby Richardson Creator and performer
Elle Thoni Creator and performer