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Generation Hot


"Every [one] on earth born after June 23, 1988 belongs to what I call Generation Hot. This generation includes some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts."  Mark Hertsgaard

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus
an interspecies song collaboration
May 15

Get up with the birds!Set your alarm and join us for a pre-dawn chorus. Featuring compositions for the human voice based on local bird melodies and improvisations with treetop songsters.  Coffee and sunrise to follow.

Treasure Trail

Treasure Trail
an artistic spin on geocaching
April 16, 2016

This is geocaching as you've never seen it before. The Only Animal's artists create hidden treasure troves on ecological themes. Discover what is hiding in the great green.

Roberts Creek bridge


in development
digital release: March 21

Creeker is a walking show, but the pathway is the creek. A theatrical adventure that travels upstream from the ocean to the headwaters via the watery way. Created by The Only Animal's Artistic Producer Eric Rhys Miller and sound artist, Nancy Tam.

Sticks and Stones

Sticks & Stones
a forest puppet show

A trail walk that intersects the story of a child who discovers the secret strange creatures of the undergrowth, some tender and green, some ancient and craggy. With puppets created from forest detritus, and the original story sparked by stories from children about how they 'meet' the forest. For children of all ages. Created by The Only Animal with the Vancouver puppet collective Adeline, a passel of kids from Robert's Creek and director Kendra Fanconi and live music by Nancy Tam.

Big Doug

Big Doug
a mediated tree climb

Big trees hold big secrets. Be audience to our professional tree climber as he climbs Big Doug one of the biggest trees on the Sunshine Coast and narrates your way to the treetops.



December 20
a solstice night hike

Follow The Only Animal deep into the forest on the darkest night of the year on a quest to bring back the light. A night hike with irreverent theatrical illuminations + one flaming tuba. Wear sensible shoes.

Climate Change Theatrical Action

Climate Change Theatrical Action: short plays for change

13 performances created by 13 Vancouver companies!

November 22
2pm, FREE
Studio 1398 on Granville Island in Vancouver
The Only Animal's Annual General Meeting to follow at 4:30pm

Gathering of Giants

Gathering of Giants
a forest film festival
6pm til late (FREE)
@ this is it




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The Only Animal creates cultivates and inspires theatre work that arises from a deep engagement with place.