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Monkey Night in Canada! Sept. 27 2014! AAAAAHHHH!

Good morning, folks! We’ll be starting the deluge of Sidekicks and Secret Identities posts soon enough, but FIRST! Only eleven nights away is our yearly party / fundraiser, MONKEY NIGHT IN CANADA! Come out and have a few drinks, play … Continue reading

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ask Lovecraft?

or, how to adapt a 300-episode Youtube series for the Toronto Fringe Festival I’m going to start out by being brutally honest – before this project, I was at most an occasional viewer of Ask Lovecraft. I supported it, of … Continue reading

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Acting Like Lovecraft

I did not set out to portray Lovecraft but when the opportunity presented itself, I was not about to turn it down. It all began with Monkeyman Productions and a short play by Stephen Near called Monstrous Invisible which was … Continue reading

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2013 Annual Report!

2013 was our fifth anniversary, and we made a pretty big year of it – with a major fundraising campaign and the show it supported, The Nefarious Bed & Breakfast. We wanted to open up our books and show where … Continue reading

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Why So Simian?

A Show Worth Casing by Leeman Kessler I love a buffet. There is something about looking out over a sea of choices and feeling in charge of your own gastronomic destiny. The mixing, the matching, the gluttony, the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Call for Scripts!

Monkeyman Productions is now accepting submissions for our spring production, Bride of Simian Showcase! We are looking for plays that are no more than 15 minutes in length with a small cast / minimal tech. Your play may have had … Continue reading

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The Making (and Re-making) of a Supervillain

So I was looking back through my writing backups last night, and I found a ‘NOTES FILE’ from May 30, 2007, that included the following: The Nefarious Bed & Breakfast OVERALL PLOT: The setting for the play is the above-mentioned … Continue reading

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Writing for Geeks

Chloë Whitehorn, author of “Wasting Time,” featured in this year’s Simian Showcase, shares a few of her thoughts: If you knew the cake was a lie before you even started, would it have made the journey less rewarding?

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The Genuine Man of Steel

Tonight, we open our third Simian Showcase! Here’s one of our directors, Luke LaRocque, to say a few words about the play he’s directing: I’m not going to lie, I’m more of a Star Wars junkie. I still read the … Continue reading

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Welcome the new Chimps on the Block!

One of the things you missed if you didn’t make it out to last Saturday’s Monkey Night in Canada was a very special introduction – to the three newest company members: Lisa Sciannella, Manda Whitney, and Christopher Ross! As we … Continue reading

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