So Much Running!!

On February 25th to 27th, 2019, Nickel & Dime, the student run theatre company at the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, produced “Like Tom Cruise Loves Running” by Mike Czuba, and they did a fantastic job. There was much laughter and so much running.

An immediate, physical, Meta-Theatrical, one-act play, with 3 people, 3 chairs, much running and a struggle to answer the question: “How do you love?” Three people, actors, characters meet in a space that looks similar to a theatre stage. Grand statements are made, running on the spot, arguing, debates, agreements and declarations power this play from start to stop with a rhythm and pace that will leave everyone out of breath.

AD: Lizzie Rajchel, Assistant AD: Anna S.L. Bishop.
Director: Haley Petrowich,
Assistant Director: Jaden Sullivan
Set/Costume/Props Designer: Anna Fitzgerald
Lighting Designer: Jacob Sunderland
Stage Manager: Niamh McCallion

Cast:
Parker – Matthew Curry
Charlie – Noah Richardson
Morgan – Vita Fertel

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Monkeys – In – Space!!

Le Salon Des Refusés #3 happened at KOI, on January 3oth, and it was out of this world!

The Dancing Monkey Players presented Shaniqua and the Space Queen by Mike Czuba. A lost gem from the early 2000’s… Gem I tell you!

The Dancing Monkey Players are: Michelle Brandenburg, Lonni Olson, Constantine X. Anastasakis, Filsan Dualeh, Wil Knoll and Melissa Tuplin.

Photos by Christopher Tuplin and Hodan Dualeh.

Le Salon Des Refusés #4 – coming later this year

“Oh Thank God You’re Here” – Sounds for KARL NIMENI

Dancing Monkey Laboratories is thrilled to be able to promote the haunting and beautiful music from our last production of Karl Nimeni is Not  Dead – I Killed Karl Nimeni by long-time collaborators Nathaniel Schmidt and David Burnett, otherwise known as SIGNS & LETTERS.

Oh Thank God You’re Here scores the surrealist and cerebral live performance of Karl Nimeni Is Not Dead and is available to stream or purchase right now!

*Album artwork by Gregg Muller.

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‘LIKE TOM CRUISE LOVES RUNNING’

Like Tom Cruise Loves Running
A New One-Act play by Mike Czuba
czuba.mike@gmail.com
© 2018

An immediate, physical, Meta-Theatrical, one-act play, with 3 people, 3 chairs, much running and a struggle to answer the question: “How do you love?”

Three people, actors, characters meet in a space that looks similar to a theatre stage. Grand statements are made, running on the spot, arguing, debates, agreements and declarations power this play from start to stop with a rhythm and pace that will leave everyone out of breath.

Characters:
Parker
Charlie
Morgan

**All Characters are described as gender/age neutral (They/Them). Although they might lean traditionally one way or another, directors can do what they wish.

**If running is not possible, the “running on the spot” can be replaced with any physical activity/gesture depending on ability of the actor.

TOM CRUISE RUNNING

Solo Projects.

In the time honoured, Rock&Roll tradition ( See Kiss ), The Monkeys are going to spend a little time on some solo gigs: various theatre, dance and music things, teaching – across the freakin’ country, community building and more schoolin’.

Monkey works will arrive, here and there, as art-things are hard to stop doing, but nothing full-on Dancing Monkey as we looks for some funding to take our dance-moves to new places; where we can continue to challenge ourselves creatively, and evolve artistically.

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Pic by Wise Photo – From Late Night at the Plaza.