All My Friends Are Animals

Babelle Theatre and Axis Theatre join creative forces to present a brand-new play about youth connecting with their 'wild side'

September 18 - 23, 2018
Russian Hall - 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
50 min. Ages 10+

"An all-ages romp from the city into the wild"

A bear wanders from the mountains into the city and the poles of wilderness and civilization are flipped! Suddenly, we’re in a alternate city where a misfit teenager named Jo wanders the streets as a ‘wild human’ – having to outrun mobs of agitated animals and escape human conservation officers in order to find her way home. On her adventure, she crosses paths with a crow and some raccoons and through them learns how to reach out and trust others.

Loosely based on the real-life story of a bear that entered downtown Vancouver in the Winter of 2011, All my Friends are Animals is about a young person’s search for belonging in a world that casts her as a ‘wild animal’. Intended for audiences aged 10 and up, this is a playful little piece that ignites a youthful spirit and sense of delight. 

Study Guide

The study guide will help prepare your students for the live theatre performance and use the performance to enhance your arts curriculum in the classroom. STUDY GUIDE

About the Show

Written by James Gordon King
Directed by Marie Farsi
Starring Meaghan Chenosky, Caitlin McFarlane, Tyrone Savage and Sabrina Vellani
Production Design by Jessica Oostergo
Puppets by Jeny Cassady
Lighting Design by Mimi Abrahams
Sound Design by Patrick Boudreau
Stage Management by Aidan Hammond
With the artistic support and mentorship of Chris McGregor

Administrative and production support of Axis Theatre:  Daune Campbell, Petrice Brett, Nicole LeVasseur and Terri-Lyn Storey

About Babelle Theatre

Babelle Theatre is based out of Vancouver, BC and co-directed by Marie Farsi and James Gordon King. The company's mandate is to produce experimental and ambitious theatrical performance work. Their practice, inspired by multiple cultural traditions, aims to push borders of space and language and to assemble the common from the dissimilar.

“Experience it”

"It’s fantastic because what Babelle Theatre chooses not to do is exactly what makes it so compelling. It encourages you to give up what you take for granted about theatre, so that you may actually experience it."

— By Dale MacDonald, Daily Hive


The show is now closed!

To inquire about bringing this show to your community, contact the Tour Coordinator by email at or call 604 669 0631.