Theatre

The Club by Kendra Fanconi from Theatre Yes' National Elevator Project

A sample from the script: "When I had my son, I remember walking sorta stunned into the city and seeing the people and thinking, “O God, all of us were BORN, every single one of us, that is how we all got here. There is no other way.”

Everyone is affected by the climate crisis. But those under 25 are known as Generation Hot, because their entire lives will be shaped by global warming. What can any one of them (or us) do on this most critical issue?  The Only Animal created Greenlight as a way to move seven young creators from overwhelm into action. Will you meet them there?

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).

Adapted from author China Miéville’s multi-award winning novel, The City and The City is a highly participatory theatrical experience; equal parts dystopic science fiction, film noir, and murder mystery. Using emergent audio technology, the audience receives clues for actions, text and characterization to bring the story to life in real time.

Produced by The Only Animal with PHS Community Services. Out On A Limb.  Stories about growing up and growing older. Community members relate coming of age and turning points in life. 

Using our custom augmented reality app developed by Jesse Scott, participants have created an immersive site-based experience for audiences at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.  Jumping off from the themes of courage and fear, each Writer-Director produced a short video-based piece that is integrated into the app. 

Featured in 2010 Cultural Olympiad in Whistler. NiX is Canada's first theatre of snow and ice.  This theatrical adventure follows two survivors and an arsonist through the fireworks at the end of the world. NiX is a frozen fantasy, complete with a flaming tuba, a snowman death scene and an explosive love story that will melt the coldest of hearts.

The launch of a year of art in, around and in support of the expanded Mt Elphinstone Provincial Park and the premiere of three new short films on the forest. Local filmmaker Sophia Dagher, and this is it's own Robert Studer with Vancouver's Craig Anderl and others.

A man recovering from amnesia, the wife who doesn't want him to remember, and a woman who washes up out of the sea.  Memory and desire are the twin rip tides at work in this lost and found story.  A radio play/live action hybrid that plays up and down the beach, in and out of the water.

This program asks companies to read or create a performance of one of 50 short climate change plays in support of the United Nations COP23 meetings chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany.

The Only Animal's contribution to the collective event HIVE 3, Sugar blends five stories of first love into a candy-coloured confection.  Five women concot their miniature tales of bittersweet romance using baking ingredients and cookies.  These intimate object theatre pieces staged on breadboards balanced on the knees of two spectators take place in a 1950s frosted kitchen by the multitalented Keith Murray. 

Follow The Only Animal deep into the forest December 20, the darkest night of the year, on a quest to bring back the light. The sun disappeared into the trees and has not been seen since. Some say it sank to the bottom of the sea. Journey into this dark and frozen world to find the spark of a new start.