Theatre

Doris in 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.

2nd Story is available now as a self-guided augmented reality experience.   Download and print instructions here.  Download the 2nd Story app and content while connected to any wireless network. We suggest bringing a friend, and always respect the residents and neighbors by not taking pictures without permission.  Feel free to show and tell any curious onlookers what you are doing.

For youth who identify as male ages 14-17, this program offers theatre training, creation, production and performance opportunities.  Under professional artistic guidance you will build your own 100% original work inspired by the classic story "Lord of the Flies."  Then you'll present what you've made at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in a showcase performance!

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?

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.”

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.

Everyone is affected by climate crisis. But those under 25 are known as Generation Hot, because their entire lives will be shaped by global warming. Global youth protest is the new face of the climate movement.

Dawn Petten as Joanne in Nothing but Sky, created by The Only Animal Photo/makeup by Keith Murray

The Only Animal is known for it’s imaginative locales, creating theatre in swimming pools, in a theatre of snow and ice, and on False Creek. Their new offering, Nothing But Sky, takes place inside a live drawing with the story of the Canadian who first drew Superman.

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.

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. 

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.

WINNER: ARTISTIC RISK AWARD 2015

SEPTEMBER 10-13, 16-19, 2015 | Vancouver Fringe Festival

7 STORIES OF RISK from 7 Emerging Writer-Directors

An Immersive Augmented Reality Experience

Place: Anderson Street Garage, Granville Island