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Generation Hot

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

How to Build a Bird Nest

How to Build a Bird Nest
an avian animation
June 13

Treasure Trail

Treasure Trail
an artistic spin on geocaching
April 16, 2016*

This is geocaching as you've never seen it before. The Only Animal's artists create hidden treasure troves on ecological themes. Discover what is hiding in the great green.

If you missed the launch day—never fear, you can experience Treasure Trail on your own. 

First step: download one of these two apps. (we have tried many and HIGHLY recommend one of these two for this experience)
"Free GPS" by CodeBurners for iPhone
"GPS Essentials" for Android


Creeker: a watershed sound walk for the city


Creeker is an intimate listening experience for one that challenges how we are in the city.  Walk city blocks with sound artist Nancy Tam as she guides you into unexpected places. Creeker displaces the rhythms and sounds of Roberts Creek, from the ocean to the headwaters, onto the urban landscape. A lucid dream of the forest and stream, mapping the primeval flow onto the urban now.

From Sticks & Stones, Created by The Only Animal and the Adeline Collective, ‘Deer’ designed by Kat Binns, performed by Robert Leveroos. Photo Credit: Lukas Engelhardt.

Sticks & Stones

Sticks & Stones
a forest puppet show





December 20 @ 430 PM
a solstice night hike

SOLD OUT! Please email with your requested number of places and a phone number to be added to the wait list.

Climate Change Theatrical Action

Climate Change Theatrical Action: short plays for change

13 performances created by 13 Vancouver companies!

November 22
2pm, FREE
Studio 1398 on Granville Island in Vancouver
The Only Animal's Annual General Meeting to follow at 4:30pm

Gathering of Giants

Gathering of Giants
a forest film festival
6pm til late (FREE)
@ this is it





7 STORIES OF RISK from 7 Emerging Writer-Directors

An Immersive Augmented Reality Experience

The City & The City by Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal Logo by Samantha Tsang

The City & The City

The City and The City is based on the novel by China Mieville

Co-created and produced by Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal    

With Inspiration from Darren Boquist’s Onsite Production of ‘How to Love’

Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal are in the throes of developing an interactive performance based on the award-winning novel "The City and The City" by China Mieville. A mysterious murder threatens the very existence of two intertwined civilizations. What part do you play? 


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