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

January 2007
premiered at the PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts

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.

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