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Due to the ongoing B.C. teacher’s strike, summer school will likely be cancelled in most districts. Students may be rejoicing but parents are scrambling to keep their youth busy -- let alone engaged, learning, and getting some work-related experience.

Bill with the set modelName: Bill Hales

Role on Nothing But Sky: Lighting Designer, Co-Set Designer, Audio Avatar

How did you first get connected to The Only Animal?

Colin emailed me to talk (complain?) about Kendra's desire to do a play in a 44' diameter igloo. The world's biggest igloo had collapsed at 32'. I suggested he look at a geodesic dome. Later that year Colin and I had finished a scuba dive in Nanaimo and were meeting with Kendra and Eric to look at a dome. Kendra was explaining the project and the concept of using a dome to me when Colin said that it was my idea to try a dome. I explained that I was a theatre technician and designer and not not just a scuba bum (my true dream) and within a couple of minutes I was on NiX as the lighting designer.

Keith hard at work on Nothing But SkyName: Keith Murray

Role on Nothing But Sky: Video Designer, (Co-)Set Designer, Lead Animator and Illustrator. Make-up Designer.

How did you first get connected to The Only Animal?

I first joined up with Kendra and the Animals on NiX in Calgary in 2009, to design videos to be projected on the ice and snow set, and giant dome. It has been a pretty amazing relationship ever since.

How long have you been working on Nothing But Sky?

Since conception about two years ago.

Hello! Lois Dawson here! Having worked with The Only Animal in a few ways in the past (Stage Managing Stupid is as Stupid Does and running the first two years of the Onsite program to name a couple of ways), Kendra reached out to me last week and asked if I'd be interested in helping her open up the doors to The Only Animal's process on Nothing But Sky. Never one to pass up a new opportunity, I said yes.

Have you always yearned to see The Only Animal create a show from the beginning?  Here is your chance. Sign up now for The Drawing Board and join a select group invited into the rehearsal room for our upcoming show, Nothing But Sky, a living comic book bioplay about the artists who created Superman. From January 21 - February 21 get a weekly window into our rehearsal process including:  First Read-through, Design Experiments, Block and Polish, a glimpse into Tech and finally attend our Opening Night as our very special guest!

We are over the moon to announce that The Only Animal's Artistic Director Kendra Fanconi has been given the rights to adapt Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning and transcendentally beautiful novel "Tinkers." 

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