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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.

Museum of Rain

Museum of Rain
In development
Spring of 2016
public showing TBA in Vancouver

Roberts Creek bridge


in development
launch date: 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.

Ice and fire sculpture by Carl Schlchting


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 Theatre Action

Climate Change Theatre Action: short plays for change

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

“Climate change isn’t an “issue” to add to the list of things to worry about, next to health care and taxes. It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us...that we need to evolve.”  - Naomi Klein

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.