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We Begin.

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 […]

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AFTER MOURNING in Red Deer, Alberta

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 […]

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Le Salon des Refusés # 4

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 […]

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AFTER MOURNING: A Reading

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 […]

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A Reading at Glenbow Museum

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 […]

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