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Nothing But Sky

Dawn Petten as Joanne in Nothing but Sky, created by The Only Animal Photo/makeup by Keith Murray
Nothing But Sky logo by Samantha Tang
Amitai Marmorstein in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider 2
Amitai Marmostein and Robert Salvador in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider
Dawn Petten Robert Salvador and Harvey Meller in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider
Dawn Petten and Robert Salvador in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider
Dawn Petten and Amitai Marmorstein in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider
Robert Salvador Amitia Marmorstein Dawn Petten in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider
Robert Salvador and Amitai Marmorstein in Nothing But Sky photo by Michael Sider 3

February 20 - March 2, 2014   

Scotiabank Dance Centre, Faris Family Studio

Winner 2014 Jessie Richardson Award for Significant Artistic Achievement

Here is some feedback from reviewers, which echoes what we've been hearing from audiences:

"There’s no end to the creativity in Nothing But Sky; the sky’s the limit.....The most visually interesting show we’ve ‘seen’ this season."  Jo Ledingham, The Courier  (full review)

"Absolutely an experience worth having.  The production is a fantastic achievement by everyone involved, by turns magical, humorous, and sad."  Lauren, niftynotcool.com

"This living comic book is a treat for comic geeks while telling a touching human interest story to appeal to everyone."  Jay Minter, On The List

"We should all be grateful for the courage behind the ambition, but..." Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

The Only Animal is known for it’s imaginative locales, creating theatre in swimming pools, in a theatre of snow and ice, and on False Creek. Their new offering, Nothing But Sky, takes place inside a live drawing with the story of the Canadian who first drew Superman.

Meet Joe, the artist, his best friend, Jerry, the writer, and Joanne, the original model for Lois Lane and the girl they both love. Get on board the skyrocket as their creation goes from slushpile to the most popular Superhero of all times. The play becomes a living comic book, where real and drawn characters merge as we discover that our closest friends are equal parts Villain and Hero. But the real danger comes when DC Comics gets a hold of Superman, and what you created might return to destroy you.

With 3-D projection mapping, panelled action sequences, and an animation team that includes Paul Dutton (Academy Award winner for Triplets of Belleville,) Nothing But Sky is a comic book biopic, where we leap off the cliffs of artistry and love… and hope that we can fly.

*Intended for adults: contains scenes of cartoon bondage and other mature content

Written and Directed by Kendra Fanconi

Video Design by Keith Murray

Performed by Amitai Marmorstein*, Dawn Petten*, and Robert Salvador

Stage Management by Kelly Barker*

Superman Character Design by Paul Dutton

Costume Design by Christine Reimer

Lighting Design by William Hales

Set Design by William Hales with the artistic team

Music by Mark Sylvester

Sound Design by Eric Rhys Miller

*By permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association

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.