September 7-16, 2017 | Premiered at the Vancouver Fringe Festival
"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
Through Generation Hot: Waterborne, a five-month mentorship program, The Only Animal and Vancouver Fringe Festival are supporting and presenting the work of seven writer-directors ages 17-24. Thanks to support from the Telus Community Foundation as well as RBC’s emerging artist program, these young artists have participated in free workshops creating short works for this year’s Fringe. Each participant has found a personal response to a chosen site on Granville Island and the theme of Water. Two programs of these short works will run in rep during the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival from September 7-16, 2017.
The work ranges from mythic fantasy (Citlali by Brenda Muñoz) to family drama (Brothers by Sultan Owaisi) to surreal parable (O SANDADA 150M by Douglas Ennenberg), with environmental castaways (Wyspa by Kanon Hewitt and Julia Siedlanowska) and questionable business plans (Twenty Feet Away by Sara Dunn and Dayna Hoffman.)
Led by Eric Rhys Miller (Artistic Producer of The Only Animal), Generation Hot: Waterborne is the final project for the co-founder of The Only Animal.
From producer and mentor Eric Rhys Miller:
“Thanks to our dear friend David Jordan over six years of partnership with Vancouver Fringe, we’ve had the privilege of supporting many young artists in creating and premiering new works. In the last two years we focused the program on responding to the climate moment and a return to our site-specific roots as a company. This melding of place-based work with a critical and existential problem has been a meaningful personal challenge and a heart-opening journey with passionate young artists. It has been my privilege to work with them all. I trust audiences will connect with them as they have connected with each other and the depths of their own questions. Onwards!”