Featured Art

A Thousand Year Theatre

Featured Art

The Magic Hour

A love-song for the possibility of change in even the most static of situations.

Telling The Climate Story

Artist Brigade

Bringing arts and artists to the front lines of climate action.

A Dialogue For Change

Speaking Up

Sharing our ideas and work at the intersection of art and climate.

16+ Years

Our Art

Explore the places we’ve taken our art through the years.

Taking theatre places it has never been before

One man burying another man on the beach.

The Only Animal creates immersive work that arises from a deep engagement with place.

The natural world is our media: water, sand, snow and ice and trees.

A sculpture of a frozen camp fire
A woman, whose clothes and complexion are the colour of ice is holding a glass bird with a blood red stomach
A sculpture of a frozen camp fire
A woman, whose clothes and complexion are the colour of ice is holding a glass bird with a blood red stomach

The natural world is our media: water, sand, snow and ice and trees

an actor poking out thru a hole in a roof

We mix this media with theatrical adventurism, and a love of the extreme.

Our work seeks to reconnect our human nature with Nature.

actress in the middle of waves made of plastic strands, interacting with a seal also made of plastic bags
actress in the middle of waves made of plastic strands, interacting with a seal also made of plastic bags

Our work seeks to reconnect our human nature with Nature.

A large crowd of people holding up signs shaped like hearts.

Here we forge new ways of understanding of how to be on earth.

 

 

TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

SPEAKING UP

The Only Animal is often asked to speak about their work at the intersection of art and climate. We are known for our commitment to creating theatre within a carbon budget that aligns with a livable future of 1.5 degree Celsius temperature rise and for our core values which include Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Climate Justice,  Buy Nothing New, No-Fly, and Local Focus/Global Responsibility. 

THE FRONTLINES OF CLIMATE ACTION

ARTIST BRIGADE

Artist Brigade is a leaderless, national movement. Our goal is to bring imagination, vision and the heart of artists into the telling of the climate story in order to mobilize a society paralyzed by climate anxiety and grief. We work in cross-sector partnerships with those currently telling the climate narrative, environmental organizations, activists, scientists, journalists, and scholars.