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MayDay Community Build Workshops


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Help build the puppets for the MayDay Parade!

During the month of April, our building is transformed into a giant studio where staff artists and volunteers create the MayDay Parade.

Community workshops to build MayDay are held at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s home base: The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Mpls, MN 55407

From Saturday, April 7 - Thursday, May 3, 2018, MayDay Build Workshops are held:

Every Tuesday from 7-9pm*
Every Thursday from 7-9pm
Every Saturday from 9-11am and 1-3pm
* American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available at every Tuesday night workshop.

Workshops are free, although donations are graciously accepted, always welcome, and much needed.

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How it Works
- An artist will introduce you to the parade theme by showing you the giant storyboard (a visual script).
- You select a section of the parade to work on, find the artist in charge of that section, and set to work!
- Artists will guide you.
- You can either make your own creation which you can keep after the parade, or help with the larger parade floats.
- Typically, you'll need 3 or 4 sessions to complete a project, but you can come to as many or as few as your schedule allows.
- Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Wear "painting" clothes. Bring recycled items to the build (if you can). Check our Materials Wish List for specific needs.

No reservations required. Just Come!

*2017 MayDay Workshop Image by Max Haynes