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 Feb 8th at The Art Studio Inc., in Beaumont, Texans, a group of artists and performers, led and directed by Elayne LeTraunik, supported by Chairman: Stephan Malick, Board Member: Michael Saar and driven by Marilyn Manson-Hayes – presented the US premiere staged reading of Mike Czuba’s new play AFTER MOURNING. Following the reading, a […]Read More ‘AFTER MOURNING’ IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS
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 […]Read More Father!!!! (Salon Des Refusés #4)
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.Read More Beaumont, TX, talking Johanna
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.