Written by Mika Laulainen
Directed by Brian Cochrane & Jamie King
Stage Managed by Pippa Johnstone & Nico Dicecco
Performed by Mika Laulainen and Melissa Oei
Designs by Brian Cochrane, Jamie King, Mika Laulainen, & Melissa Oei
“Their confessions surprise and entertain as you realize that these creatures aren’t nearly as cute as you were lead to believe at the outset. Wild/Society has much to say and Mika Laulainen and Melissa Oei are a pair of talented women who work brilliantly together. By the end you will be drowning in laughter as they meet their fate.”
-Melody Owen, PLANK Magazine: Two Wild Women On Society
In the Oscar Wilde inspired WILD, forest animals face the housing market crisis. Rabbit aims to be the most popular city lady when she moves to the newest development in town. Raccoon couldn’t care less about social politics. Then, in the Beckett styled SOCIETY, two executive penguins bide their time after being forced into hiding. They get very drunk, very high, and deny global warming. A modern day pool party… but the weather is awfully cold for July. What will the city ladies think of Raccoon? What is this bulldozer doing outside? And what are all these icebergs doing in the pool?
CAFF Fringe Tour (Toronto Fringe, Winnipeg Fringe, Calgary Fringe, Edmonton Fringe, Victoria Fringe, Vancouver Fringe) at various venues.
“If you want to see a Fringe play that might drive social or political action, see WILD/SOCIETY!”
-Mooney on Theatre: WILD/SOCIETY 2016 TORONTO FRINGE REVIEW
Read a preview about this show and a discussion on enviro-theatre featuring interviews with Mika of WILD/SOCIETY and Sasha Singer Wilson of My Ocean for Vancouver Fringe 2016.
Preview by Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight: Vancouver Fringe Festival Playwrights Wade Boldly into Eco Crisis
Previously… 10 minute workshop version of WILD
Written and Directed by Mika Laulainen
Featuring Julie Leung as Raccoon and Caitlin McFarlane as Rabbit
Designs by Mika Laulainen
Miss Rabbit hosts the world’s worst tea party for the Gentle-fauna, but Raccoon, her country bumpkin pal from her former life, crashes the party before anyone else makes an appearance. What could go wrong? Everything, apparently.
Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride (July 2014)