About Kendra Fanconi

Kendra Fanconi is a theatre director, writer and designer of original, site-specific, eco-restorative theatrical works. For 18 years, she co-founded and worked as Artistic Director of The Only Animal, a company that was uniquely dedicated to theatre that springs from a deep engagement with place, and towards solutionary outcomes for this climate moment. She works bi-nationally in Canada and the US. She is known for her love of the impossible.

Selected Credits for directing/writing: Magic Hour, directed by Kim Collier, Slime, written by Bryony Lavery, 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) and Sea of Hearts with 1000 climate protestors. Current projects include Dear Animal, A Thousand Year Theatre and The Deep for Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Kendra founded and led the Artist Brigade, bringing arts and artists to the front lines of the climate movement, resulting in 19 commissioned works and counting among its impacts, a contribution to the preservation of the old-growth forest, Dakota Bear Sanctuary and the Songbird Forest. Kendra contributes to this work in art/climate on the National level as a founding member of SCALE, Sectoral Climate Arts Leadership for the Emergency. Kendra is a farmer, a forager, partner to a philosopher, and mother to two kids who are real characters.