The Only Animal
Kendra Fanconi is a theatre creator of original, often site-specific work. She has created plays in swimming pools, treetops, on False Creek, and in a theatre built of snow and ice. Playwriting/Directing credits include: NiX, at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and Enbridge Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects 2009, (Nominated Betty Mitchell Award: Best New Play, Best Production, and Vancouver’s Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation); dog eat dog produced by The Only Animal, PuSH festival, 2007, (Nominated Jessie: Best New Play), Other Freds produced by The Only Animal, 2005, (Winner Jessie Award: Significant Artistic Achievement).
Welcome to my site.
I had big plans for rehearsal the other day. Under the wharf.
I went all the way out to Surrey on the skytrain - King George Station - to get my $15 dinghy. I believed it was going to be grey, but when I got there it was bright orange! Bummer, I'd gone all that way...maybe I could cover it in duct tape?
Well, I didn't tape it up.
Nita Bowerman is a multi-disciplinary performer (actor/dancer) and a costume designer. She also devises, designs, and performs self-created solo works. She has sought artistic collaborations with local independent theatre companies and freelance colleagues in the arts working with companies such as Proximity Arts, Anatomica Dance, The Only Animal, The Electric Company, Leaky Heaven Circus, and Tigermilk. Nita has a multiplicity of performance and design curiosities, including but not limited to, authentic human contact, the construction of wearable metal works and the integration of new media and technology in garment design and performance. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University. For more information about her work visit http://www.nitabowerman.com
Brendan Albano is a visual and theatre artist interested in the intersections between the creation of audiences, objects and social spaces. He is a graduate of the UBC BFA in Visual Art program with a minor in Theatre. Recent credits include performing with Theatre Skam at Hive 3, set designing “Hair” for Fighting Chance Productions, and directing “Our Time” for the Ignite! Youth Festival and “Feast!” for Hive the New Bees at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Recent exhibitions include “Playground” and “Tiny Parties” at the AMS Art Gallery, “Effects Become Causes” at the AHVA Library Gallery, and the UBC Visual Art grad show “How do you sleep with yourself?”
“The site is a place where a piece should be but isn’t.” - Robert Smithson, Artist
Fringe Onsite is a brand new project in collaboration with The Only Animal that is helping 13 Fringe artists create and develop their own site-specific work for the Fringe. Over the course of six months, the artists in the Onsite program work intensively with the Only Animal’s Producing Artistic Director, Kendra Fanconi, to embrace every nook and cranny of Granville Island and bring the space to life for the Fringe in September.