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Generation Hot

Kat Norris, Sophia Musiej, Crystal Smith in Saving Mother photo by Sophia Dagher
Apocalypse Parade by Popcorn Galaxies photo by Sophia Dagher
Sarah Stupar in Disposable Generation by Madelyn Osborne photo by Sophia Dagher
Wynn Siu and Johnny Wu in Amber by Krys Yuan photo by Sophia Dagher
Umizoko by Kanon Hewitt photo by Sophia Dagher
The Lilacs That Come A Month Early Are Still So Beautiful by Ariel Martz-Oberlander photo by Sophia Dagher
Living On The Grid by Olivia Etey photo by Sophia Dagher
Cosmic Justice by Howard Dai and Nelson Ellis photo by Sophia Dagher

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VANCOUVER FRINGE
SEPTEMBER 8-18, 2016

"Every [one] on earth born after June 23, 1988 belongs to what I call Generation Hot. This generation includes some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts."  Mark Hertsgaard

Climate change requires that our societies evolve, quickly and creatively. The Only Animal believes the arts have an important role to play. Generation Hot invites younger artists to take part in theatrical action in this climate moment. Artists around the world are responding to the most urgent issues of our times, using creativity to go beyond the shock headlines and the paralysis of anxiety to look for the possibilities inside crisis.

What stories are necessary now?
What experiences do we need to share?
What kind of visions might give us hope?

10 lead artists ages 17-24 responded to our call and participated in this 5 month mentorship program with The Only Animal.  8 original works were created and premiered by 68 collaborating artists:

Amber by Krys Yuan
Apocalypse Parade by Popcorn Galaxies (June Fukumura & Keely O'Brien)
Cosmic Justice by Howard Dai and Nelson Ellis
Disposable Generation by Madelyn Osborne
Living On The Grid by Olivia Etey
Saving Mother by Crystal Smith
The Lilacs That Come A Month Early Are Still So Beautiful by Ariel Martz-Oberlander
Umizoko by Kanon Hewitt

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Generation Hot was facilitated by Eric Rhys Miller, Artistic Producer of The Only Animal and susan mia amir, Creative Director of The Story We Be .

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

 

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