Pest Me Pet Me

Pest Me Pet Me by Morgan Johnson and Alexandra Simpson

Work in Development

Pest Me Pet Me is a research-based physical theatre work that explores the relationship between raccoons and humans in Toronto. How are raccoons uniquely placed to investigate and satirize urban trends of homemaking, displacement, consumption and waste in a time of environmental and social precarity? Two rural raccoons who, when their previously reliable food sources start to run out, find themselves making the dangerous voyage to downtown Toronto. Ignorant of the ongoing compost bin wars and raccoon Instagram funerals they stumble into the centre of a complex debate around the dichotomies of wild/domesticated, pests/pets, and nature/culture.