Featured Theatre

The Thousand Year Theatre

Theatrical Research

Etuaptmumk/Two-Eyed Seeing: Ways of Being and Seeing

Indigenous knowledge & Western knowledge in dialogue for livable futures.

Telling The Climate Story

Artist Brigade

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

16+ Years

Our Art

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

Family Friendly

一字千景: a thousand scenes

A community-engaged project.

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 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
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.

Actor Eddy van Wyk in the middle of waves made of clear plastic strands, interacting with a seal made of black plastic bags. Photo by Donald Lee.
A large crowd of people holding up signs shaped like hearts.

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



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.



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. 


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