THE ONLY ANIMAL presents
Stupid Is As Stupid Does
a short play about America
Written and Directed by Kendra Fanconi
Text Contributions and Sound Design by Eric Rhys Miller
Technical Direction by Colin Cooper
Featuring Ella Simon* and Stefano Giulianetti* with special appearances by Christina Campbell and David Mott
The Only Animal will be responding to three challenges from our peers on June 2 at PL1422 in Vancouver. Come out and see what we’ve come up with in this short experimental workshop production. These are our three obstructions:
1. Create a scene using an excerpt from the screenplay of “Forrest Gump” using no more and no fewer words than in the excerpt…
2. Using only what Kendra Fanconi, Eric Rhys Miller and Colin Cooper can carry in one trip…
3. On a set revealed 40 minutes before the performance when the doors open to the audience!
Arggghhh!! Come see The Only Animal bare its teeth in Stupid Is As Stupid Does.
Sunday June 2, 2013
8 PM (doors at 7:20)
PL1422 at 1422 Williams Street Vancouver BC Canada
Tickets are $16 and available starting Monday May 20.
Please note that this play is not suitable for children.
*Appearing by permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association
The Only Animal‘s mission is to create, cultivate, and inspire original theatre work based on a deep engagement with place. The elemental identity of our west coast home is often the inspiration for our site-specific works. We have worked in water, sand, snow and ice, and with trees. The imagination is the other primal site of our exploration, and we are just as rigorous in our mining of it. The potency of such sites opens our audiences to exploring the landscapes of our inner worlds. In this way, The Only Animal is all about being human. The work ranges from intimate shows for an audience of one to large-scale spectacles.
See The Only Animal receive their Obstructions:
Following three sold-out iterations of the Hive party series, Vancouver’s Progress Lab network of indie theatre-makers comes together to test the theory that creativity feeds on limits.
Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jørgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company will submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies will then be commanded to create their next production around those limitations. The obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers – a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre. Their individual tendencies toward form, place, style, theme, design, period, story are exposed and obstructed, spilling the artist’s bag of tricks all over the stage and out of reach.
Listen to Maegan Thomas’ piece about PL and Obstructions on CiTR.