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
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 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
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
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.