During our residency at The Grand in Calgary for their TJLAB sessions we invited filmmaker Kevin Dong to join us in the space and capture some moments of the Monkeys at work. #webeginwithanemptystudio is a short documentary to introduce ourselves at Dancing Monkey Laboratories. We are interested in researching, exploring, discovering and deconstructing what performance can […]Read More We Begin.
On January 19th, 2020, the Red Deer Players Society presented a staged reading of Mike Czuba’s new play AFTER MOURNING at the Red Deer Public Library. The reading was followed by an engaged talk-back session about the work and, of course, Johanna. Directed by Ash Mercia, and performed by: Older Johanna: Erna SoderbergYounger Johanna: Aimbree […]Read More AFTER MOURNING in Red Deer, Alberta
Dancing Monkey is pleased to present the fourth installment of Le Salon des Refusés, a staged reading of ridiculous plays and screenplays by Mike Czuba. This time out we present PLAY DEAD. Another lost gem from the early 2000’s . The screenplay however was not fully ‘refusé’. It was optioned (twice!) and provided a trip to the […]Read More Le Salon des Refusés # 4
Following a very successful premiere presentation at Glenbow Museum, AFTER MOURNING, a play about Johanna Bonger, the woman who saved van Gogh’s art for the world, will have two staged readings in the coming months. January 19th in Red Deer, Alberta, by the Red Deer Players. The reading will take place at 12:00 noon in the Snell […]Read More Upcoming Staged Readings of 'AFTER MOURNING'
We are pleased to announce that Mike Czuba’s latest One-Act play, ‘Clean Up on Aisle Go Fuck Yourself‘ will premiere at the Calgary Fringe, in August, 2020. It’s going to get loud. “Clean up on Aisle Go Fuck Yourself” is a conceptual MixTape in the form of a play – surreal, absurd, offensive and uncomfortable […]Read More Dancing Monkey will ask you to Go F#@K Yourself at the Calgary Fringe, 2020.
On November 3rd Dancing Monkey Laboratories, in participation with Glenbow Museum, presented a premiere staged reading of Mike Czuba’s new play AFTER MOURNING. The story of Johanna Bonger, the woman who saved Van Gogh. Performers:Amy Sawka, Michelle Brandenberg, Wil Knoll, Christopher Tuplin and Caitlyn Milot.Projection Design: Beth KatesTechnical Support Michael LuongImages: Nicole Logan Click HERE to […]Read More AFTER MOURNING: A Reading
“Some plays are symphonies, some are pop songs, and we can’t label one as better than the other. Now I don’t believe I am on any level close to Prince as far as pure talent is concerned, but I’ve borrowed some of his processes: make work, make a lot of work, get it to where […]Read More ‘How Prince Made Me a Better Playwright’, new article at Intermission Magazine
Dancing Monkey Laboratories in partnership with Glenbow Museum, will host a staged reading of Mike Czuba’s new work, AFTER MOURNING, a play about Johanna Bonger, the woman who saved Van Gogh. The event will take place in their theatre space on November 3rd at 2pm. In 1924, a man from London’s National Gallery visits Johanna […]Read More A Reading at Glenbow Museum