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Wild Stages: Site-specific theatre in the wilderness


Facilitator: Kendra Fanconi


This 2.5 hour workshop will give you a foundation in envisioning outdoor and wild locations to make site-specific theatre. Walk the Clack Creek forest with theatre-maker Kendra Fanconi, and learn how to unlock the character of a place. We will look at some sites as a group and provide time to develop your own visions for sites you discover in this mossy green wonderland. For performers or outside-eye types of any age and any level of experience.

All ages welcome with children 15 years and under accompanied by an adult.


Kendra Fanconi is the Artistic Director of The Only Animal, a fifteen year-old company that is uniquely dedicated to theatre that springs from a deep engagement with place.  As a director, playwright and producer she has made over 30 site-specific plays including theatre of snow and ice, sand, in trees, on mountains, and on active waterways. Favourite projects include tinkers based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Paul Harding performed at Crystal Creek on the Sunshine Coast, and NiX, theatre of snow and ice was featured at Calgary’s Enbridge playRites Festival and the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.  Kendra has taught her unique creation style of design-based dramaturgy at University of British Columbia and Playwrights Theatre Centre. She lives in Roberts Creek and is a farmer, forager and mother of two kids who are real characters.


Water, power snacks, sturdy footwear, paper and pencils, cushion and/or blanket or portable chairs you can hike in with.


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Program runs rain or shine

Suggested donation on location is $10 or more, per adult, per program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and goes directly to building the Living Forest Institute. No one is turned away.

No washrooms and no cell phone (GPS) service on location

Dress in layers as it is cool in the forest

No smoking and no dogs allowed

Take only photographs and leave only footprints