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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.

Gathering of Giants

Gathering of Giants
a forest film festival
6pm til late (FREE)
@ this is it





7 STORIES OF RISK from 7 Emerging Writer-Directors

An Immersive Augmented Reality Experience

The City and The City

Upintheair Theatre and The Only Animal Present The City and The City
Adapted by Jason Patrick Rothery from the novel by China Miéville
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 24 - February 5, 2017




What does it mean to “unsee” another person, an incident…an entire city?

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

Nothing But Sky

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.

Meet Joe, the artist, his best friend, Jerry, the writer, and Joanne, the original model for Lois Lane and the girl they both love. Get on board the skyrocket as their creation goes from slushpile to the most popular Superhero of all times. The play becomes a living comic book, where real and drawn characters merge as we discover that our closest friends are equal parts Villain and Hero. But the real danger comes when DC Comics gets a hold of Superman, and what you created might return to destroy you.

With 3-D projection mapping, panelled action sequences, and an animation team that includes Paul Dutton (Academy Award winner for Triplets of Belleville,) Nothing But Sky is a comic book biopic, where we leap off the cliffs of artistry and love… and hope that we can fly.

Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, From Left to Right Nancy Tam, Kiana, Asha


Roberts Creek, BC on the Sunshine Coast
July 25 - August 7, 2016 @ 7 PM
With matinees on July 31, August 1,6,7 @ 2 PM
No Shows Tuesdays

Lord of the Flies Remix

2nd Story

Out On A Limb

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. 

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

The Club

October 16-27, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta
Written by Kendra Fanconi. 
Produced by Theatre Yes' National Elevator Project along with 7 other new Canadian plays for elevators.
Commissioned by Magnetic North Theatre Festival. 


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