a Comedy Show (in English) by Devin McCracken
Having escaped the vast, wind-swept Canadian Prairie and fled to Europe, Devin McCracken, now as a foreigner, reflects in this Solo Comedy Show on how his daily struggles turn into goofy adventures from his naive, absurd perspective.
As a young kid he meets Polar Bears on the playground, he now feels threatened by G-Strings at the swimming pool, learns with 42 to shave his ears, starts a
Gangster-Rap Group, and shows how to win against his sister-in-law in the art of ruining Christmas dinner.
“Canadian Wildlife” is a comedy about a man who can’t identify himself with the place he comes from, living in a foreign place where he also doesn’t quite fit.
Written and performed by: Devin McCracken
Devin McCracken is a playwright and actor from Winnipeg, Canada. Since 1992 Devin has written
and performed sketch comedy and toured his native Canada. His first solo show, the tragic-comic
“The Death of Comedy”, was produced by Azimuth Theatre in Edmonton (2003), his next two
solo shows, “God’s Country” (2005) and “How to Kill Yourself with a Screwdriver” (2008), were
produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba in Devin’s hometown of Winnipeg.
“Canadian Wildlife” is Devin’s latest work.
Directed by: Anna McCracken
Anna McCracken is a Theater Director born in Bialystok, Poland. She worked as an Assistant
Director in the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Hannover and Theater Freiburg. As a
director she debuted in Theater Freiburg with “Antigone in New York” by Janusz Głowacki in
2007. For her production of “Two Poor Romanians Speaking Polish” (“Dwoje biednych rumunów
mówiących po polsku”) by Dorota Masłowska in 2011, Anna was selected by the Polish National
Ministry of Culture as a Finalist in the 17th National Competition for Staging Modern Polish Plays.
She has been collaborating as a director with Devin McCracken since 2007.