Mayday is an Annual Festival generated and produced by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre since 1974. It has been my rare privilege to midwife these many years of Mayday with such incredible teams of artists and community participants!
MayDay Posters (designed by Sandy Spieler except where noted)
2019 Beloved Community
Be Love, Come Unity, plant 1,035 trees
2018 What You Feed, Grows
About transformative power of Love
2017 Imagine, Heal, Resist
Come together for the work at hand and ahead
2016 Radical Returnings
The first step of Reparation begins in the heart
2015 …And Still We Rise
For Racial Justice and Affirmation that Black Lives Matter
2014 Wonder? Wonder!
Love this Earth in defense of its destruction
2013 See the World
For the Children
2012 The End of the World As We Know It
The beginning of the world as we make it. Now! About Transition Towns
2011 Caws to Unite
united in anger about economic and justice disparities, international protests
In this census year, we consider that 'not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.' (quote from Einstein)
2009 Our Common Treasury-Dig It
As the economy collapses, we honor the common and sacred soil
2008 A New Bridge: Infrastructure for the Future Beings
Blueprint for sustainability
2007 Somos Agua
For the Water
2006 The Time Is Now!
To Come Together for the Common Good!
2005 Where Do We Go From Here?
2004 LEAP! Into the Wondrous Possible
A vision of the Holy Fool
2003 This Is Our Child
About local and international violence to Children and the Bill of Rights for children
2002 MAYDAY! MAYDAY!
Cry of distress, call for Peace
2001 Prayer for the Flowering of Compassion
About the teachings of the Dalai Lama
2000 Divining Economy
about wealth and health
1999 Somos Uno
25th year honoring Mayday's red and green roots
1997 May Abundant Blessings Flow
About gratitude and community wellness
1996 Be A Bridge
To prevent violence in the community
1995 Gorgeous Fever of Consciousness: Honor Your Senses
As the virtual world expands, thanks to our body's senses
1994 In Honor of Seeds: Awesome Vessels of Power!
All of the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today
1993 Let The Sleeper Awake!
Call for deeper layers of consciousness
1992 I Am Another Yourself
Against colonial mindset in every way
1991 Return to Turtle Island
Honoring Native American contributions to the world, and the Great Tree of Peace treaty
1990 Wheel of Change Ever Whirling
Applauding the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and Nelson Mandela's freedom
1989 Voices of Trees
Honors relationship of humans and trees
1988 When the Dragon Speaks
Taken from the words of many poets
1987 We May Be Family After All
from Chief Seattle's speech
Honoring corn as the intrinsic physical and spiritual sustenance of the Americas
1985 Our World Home
Think globally and locally
1984 In Honor of Time and Changebringing of Hearts, Hands, Minds
10th Mayday, honoring teachers and 10 year olds
In honor of water
In honor of water
1981 (In Honor of) Time and Changebringing
1980 The Year of the Child
In alignment with United Nations theme
1979 Wake Up!
Honors Spring and people's work
1978 These Things Are Free!
Honors the changbringing of earth and of people
1976 The Ark
Like Noah's, carrying us through the storm
1975 Bring Us Back Together
From the years of the Vietnam War!