During our residency at Theatre Junction 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 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
A new one act by Mike Czuba. “Clean up on Aisle Go Fuck Yourself” is a conceptual MixTape in the form of a play – surreal, absurd, offensive and uncomfortable in a poor-theatre style. Topics jump randomly fast between themselves, never settling, never completing, just building on top of themselves testing what it means to […]Read More Clean Up on Aisle Go F#ck Yourself
The Monkey’s very own Nathaniel Schmidt and his collaborator David Burnett have been nominated for TWO Western Canadian Music awards! Instrumental Artist of the Year for our album “Oh Thank God You’re Here” which was the soundtrack for our Night Play Karl Nimeni is not Dead – I Killed Karl NImeni And Visual Media Composer […]Read More NOMINATIONS!
“…there is much that we admired in the script…the fluid structure, the heartfelt exploration of the bonds between the characters and, perhaps most importantly, the introduction to a woman who seems to me to have been lost to history” Bob White – Stratford Theatre Festival “Overall our readers felt that this was a moving and […]Read More AFTER MOURNING. A new play by Mike Czuba.
Pleased to announce that Dancing Monkey’s short film THE VOID will be screened at the Calgary Expo Comics & Entertainment followed by a Q&A session with Melissa Tuplin and Mike Czuba. 3pm Saturday April 27th in the Quarter Horse room. THE VOID is based on Dancing Monkey Laboratories’ original performance piece, ‘Humanoid – A LOVE […]Read More The Void at the Calgary Expo