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?
This is a version of a paper that I was supposed to give at a conference at York University at the end of the month – which unfortunately was cancelled due to Covid-19. So I decided to turn it into a Dancing Monkey Performance Paper. This is part two of the ‘Thr(3)e Dimensional Text‘ series, […]Read More An Alt-Traditional Structure
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)
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
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