Hey look, I’m not starting this with a definition! What that word means to us will change depending on our reality, age, culture, ambition, maybe even gender and hundreds of other factors. To some it might be the simple act of starting something, let alone finishing anything, or it needs to be something bigger, a […]Read More What Does Achievement Actually Mean?
A very successful premiere reading was presented at Glenbow Museum, in November 2019, which was followed by two more staged readings. January 19th in Red Deer, Alberta, by the Red Deer Players, and then the US premiere reading on February 8th, at The Art Studio in Beaumont, directed by Elayne LeTraunik. **The Next reading will […]Read More Upcoming Staged Readings of ‘AFTER MOURNING’
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
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
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
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
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!