Kendra Fanconi is the Artistic Director of The Only Animal, a decade-old company that is uniquely dedicated to theatre that springs from a deep engagement with place, and towards solutionary outcomes for this climate moment. She is known for her love of the impossible. Selected Credits for directing/writing: tinkers, based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Paul Harding, Nothing But Sky, a living comic book (Jessie for Significant Artistic Achievement), NiX, theatre of snow and ice, at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and Enbridge Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects 2009, (Winner of Betty Mitchell Award and Vancouver’s Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation). Last year she directed the world premiere of Slime, by British playwright, Bryony Lavery. Current projects include Year of the Typewriter and Museum of Rain. Kendra lives on the land on the far left coast of Canada, and is a farmer, a forager, and mother to two kids who are real characters.