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OBSTRUCTIONS: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Christina Campbell and Stefano Guilianetti in Stupid Is...footage by Joel Grinke
Stefano Giulianetti and Ella Simon in Stupid Is...footage by Joel Grinke
Stefano Giulianetti, Ella Simon and Dave Mott in Stupid Is...footage by Joel Grinke
Ella Simon in Stupid Is...footage by Joel Grinke
Stefano Giulianetti and Ella Simon in Stupid Is...footage by Joel Grinke
Stefano Giulianetti and Dave Mott in Stupid Is...footage by Joel Grinke

Stupid Is As Stupid Does: a short play about America
Written and Directed by Kendra Fanconi
, Text Contributions and Sound Design by Eric Rhys Miller
, Technical Direction by Colin Cooper, 
Featuring Ella Simon* and Stefano Giulianetti* with special appearances by Christina Campbell and David Mott

As part Progress Lab's Obstructions series, in which peers issue challenges to member companies, The Only Animal responded to the following obstructions:

1.  Create a scene using an excerpt from the screenplay of "Forrest Gump" using no more and no fewer words than in the excerpt...
2.  Using only what Kendra Fanconi, Eric Rhys Miller and Colin Cooper can carry in one trip...
3. On a set revealed 40 minutes before the performance when the doors open to the audience!

We created a strangely affecting, fairly bizarre portrait of American extremism using found text, the characters and staging from "Forrest Gump" and a whole lot of Crazy Ideas (realized with the help of some beautiful friends)

Premiered June 2, 2013 at PL1422 in Vancouver, BC

Supported by the Province of British Columbia and City of Vancouver

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