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Year of the Typewriter

Year of the Typewriter responds to a challenge by ecology writer Paul Kingsnorth to cast landscape as the lead character in stories. 

Doris in Typing Pool

Typing Pool

We aim to change the world in 75 words a minute, ding! Typing Pool is an audience-immersive experience in translating the narrative of place. It is imagined for citified wildernesses of all description. You,our audience, are recruited as the Typing Pool and provided with tools for dictation. Before you is a story writ in landscape--it could be the harbor and woods, a cloudscape, a garbage barge, a stream of humanity, or fabulously priced harbour-front real estate.

Send Word

Send Word

As a Vancouverite, you know probably know a few mountains:  Seymour, Cypress and Grouse. You have watched the sunset turn the Lions’ pink. But do you know the other mountains you can see from your neighbourhood? Do you know Crown, Sky Pilot, and Cathedral? How about Dam Mountain and Deeks Peek? If you have seen them there, consider one you know, if not by name, then by silhouette…

Museum of Rain

Museum of Rain

Museum of Rain our next large-scale, elemental and impossible, site-specific work. A water-based installation that is physical, immersive and performative. One’s relationship with rain is undeniable for the rainforest dwellers. This narrative piece explores the ephemeral beauty, the exhilaration, and the meaning we can find in the downpour. Get your raingear on. It’s a theatrical deluge.

Climate Change Theatre Action

Climate Change Theatrical Action II: short plays for change

Join us on November 12th at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island to take action against climate change!

Doors will be at 1:30pm with the show starting at 2pm. Admission is by donation.

SLIME

The Only Animal & Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity present

SLIME by Bryony Lavery

Waterborne

"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

Generation Hot

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VANCOUVER FRINGE
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

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