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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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Father!!!! (Salon Des Refusés #4)

On January 30th, 2020, at KOI, The Dancing Monkey Players assembled to present Le Salon Des Refusés #4, a spirited staged reading / interpretation of PLAY DEAD (This version by Mike Czuba, based on the many previous versions by Mike Czuba, Andrew K. Martin, Gordon Currie and Chris Angel.) The performance was a Master-Class in […]

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Beaumont, TX, talking Johanna

Ahead of the staged reading happening at The Art Studio Inc. in Beaumont Texas (Feb 8th), their in-house paper ISSUE, wrote this fantastic piece, talking about the play and Johanna. Article by Stephan Malick, ISSUE staff writer, with quotes by director Elayne LeTraunik. Full article can be found HERE.

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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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