The latest instalment of *PAGE ONE: Actor Tristan D. Lalla reading p.39 of REPRISE by Mike Czuba. **Page One is a video initiative by Dancing Monkey Laboratories to connect with actors, dancers, designers, and anyone else really, to read the first page of one of Mike Czuba’s plays (*or – a page from anywhere in […]Read More New – *PAGE ONE – REPRISE
For those who could not make it to the TJLab outcome on December 1st. Here is a video* of the evenings work. Theatre Junction‘s TJlab sessions are an invaluable opportunity for artists and collectives like ours to have the ability to explore new material at a high level, within a beautiful, intimate space, with lights, […]Read More Humanoid Workshop Video.
October 18th – Dancing Monkey Laboratories presents a staged reading of Mike Czuba’s play: AFTER US THE SAVAGE GOD. “A play that speaks directly to our current political environment. One part (un)historical biography – one part biting satire on our modern media.” **Warning: Contains Adult language, fluids and depravity. The readers are: Michelle BRANDENBURG, Lonni […]Read More A Savage God in Calgary.
A review from Bob Lichtenbert (meaninginart.org) of Mike Czuba’s Satie et Cocteau. Produced by Genesis Theatrical Productions. Directed by Elayne LeTraunik. Featuring: Scott Purdy as Cocteau and Dwight Sora as The Actor (Satie) “Satie et Cocteau” by Genesis Theatrical Productions (Meaning Grade: 89%) features surrealist poet Jean Cocteau’s attempting to deal with the death of his friend, the composer Eric […]Read More A Review from Chicago.
“..The play also makes it painfully clear that the struggle for equality is constant by exposing the overlaps between then and now.” A new play in development by Mike Czuba, YOUNG RIDERS: In and Out of Consciousness tells the story of four young members of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) who made the courageous (some say irresponsible) […]Read More *NEW WORK: YOUNG RIDERS: In and Out of Consciousness.
How Music Informed the Writing of Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by a Poet. by Mike Czuba Within the pages of the script this play is attempting to find a Rock & Roll spirit. Only this play, Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by […]Read More Behave Yourself, Please: A Monkey is Watching You
LO-FI Acting and the Search for a Relevant Aesthetic By Mike Czuba For Dancing Monkey Laboratories Lo-fi (adjectival form “low-fidelity”) describes a sound recording which contains technical flaws that make the recording sound different compared with the live sound being recorded, such as distortion, hum, background noise, or limited frequency response. “So we come to the question of the Actor as […]Read More LO-FI ACTING – Initial thoughts (the research continues)