Kendra Fanconi, Artistic Director
Kendra has worked since 1994 as an actor, writer, director, and theatre creator of original, often site-specific work. For her first professional gig she was paid $1 million zloty. Enough to buy bread, beets, and vodka. Most recently she created NiX, Canada's first theatre of snow and ice, which premiered at ATP's playRites Festival in Calgary and was a centrepiece production in the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad up in Whistler. She also wrote and directed the outdoor extravaganza Other Freds in 2005, which won a Jessie Richardson award for Significant Artistic Achievement in Expanding the Scope of Site-Specific Theatre. That production featured 125 community members and 35 professional artists, including 7 roving musicians, a bicycle ballet, kayak stampede, and a cruise ship conga line. Other credits include: The One that Got Away (playwright/performer, Winner: Outstanding Production 2002) The Last Stand (co-writer/performer), Box2 (co-writer/performer, Winner: Best Actress) Bonehouse, (playwright, adapted for CBC radio, Nomination: Outstanding Script) The Last Five Years (director, Nomination: Outstanding Director) , and Medea (director). She is also the recipient of the Sam Payne Award for Best Emerging Director.
Eric Rhys Miller, Artistic Producer
Eric has worked professionally in Canada and the U.S. as an actor, writer, teacher, ensemble theatre maker and most recently playwright & director. He began collaborating in the creation of original works in 1995 and for five years was an associate artist with TJT, a 35-year old Jewish experimental theatre in San Francisco. He was the recipient of a Theatre Communications Group 2-year New Generations fellowship for developing future artistic leaders. His first work for Vancouver audiences was performing in The Only Animal’s inaugural production, the Jessie-award winning Other Freds. For TOA he co-wrote and performed in dog eat dog and Bangs & Buddha, acted in the remount and tour of The One That Got Away, and created sound designs for all of TOA’s HIVE shows. He wrote and co-directed Sea of Sand, which premiered in 2011. Eric is a graduate of Dell’Arte International and a lifetime student of the SITI Co.
Colin Cooper, Operations Manager
Nita Bowerman, Company Associate
Michael Sider, Company Associate
Mark Sylvester, Company Associate