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dog eat dog

dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Eric Rhys Miller in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Parnelli Parnes in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Tanya Marquardt 2 in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Tanya Marquardt and Derek Metz in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Tanya Marquardt in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Vanessa Richards and Parnelli Parnes in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson
Vanessa Richards in dog eat dog photo by Tim Matheson

dog eat dog leaps from parallel worlds, to the real world with five true stories, inspired by recent news reports. The Only Animal is on the hunt for survival tactics: tracking a refugee from Hurricane Katrina, a Sasquatch stalker, an unlikely escape artist, a feral grocery clerk, and the woman who holds the world record in grilled cheese consumption. Truth is there, somewhere in the cultural-Cusinart of song-lyrics, CBC, natural disasters urban myths, prison art, roadside attractions, and competitive eating contests. Come with us as we take narratives to the nth degree to find out what it means to stay human in a world gone to the dogs.

dog eat dog premiered at the 2007 PuSH International Festival of Performing Arts as a satellite event.

Performed by Tanya Marquardt, Derek Metz, Eric Rhys Miller, Parnelli Parnes, and Vanessa Richards

Kendra Fanconi - Writer/Producer/Director
Eric Rhys Miller - Writer/Producer/Performer
Colin Cooper - Technical Set Design/Production Manager
Naomi Sider - Set Design Intern
Reva Quam - Costume Design
Alan Hindle - Dramaturg
Marcella Hyde - Stage Manager
Jonathan Ryder - Lighting Design
Nita Bowerman - Asssistant Producer/Assistant Director
Lindsay Reoch - Assistant Producer
Michael Sider - Videographer

The Only Animal creates cultivates and inspires theatre work that arises from a deep engagement with place.