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Tinkers

Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, From Left to Right Nancy Tam, Kiana, Asha
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, Oxen House designed by Carl Schlichting
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, Designed by Cornelia Konrads, From left to right Paul Ternes, Conor Wylie
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, From left to right: Nancy Tam, Paul Ternes, Mac Dodge, Conor Wylie, Stephanie Elgersma, Susan Box
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, Floating Door designed by Cornelia Konrads, From left to right, Mac Dodge, Paul Ternes
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, Pulpit: David King
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, Windmoss designed by Cornelia Konrads, photo of Paul Ternes
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, Ben at Windmoss piano
Tinkers by The Only Animal, photo by Sophia Dagher, photo of Paul Ternes

Roberts Creek, BC on the Sunshine Coast
July 25 - August 7, 2016 @ 7 PM
With matinees on July 31, August 1,6,7 @ 2 PM
No Shows Tuesdays

Tinkers is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Paul Harding. This new transcendentalist work features an intimate and dazzling relationship with the natural world, woven into a story of family karma.  Through an intergenerational story we meet a young boy and his search for his long-lost father Howard, the epileptic peddler with donkey and wagon, estranged from his family, and ever-ecstatic in his relationship with nature. Tinkers asks us how we collect together all the pieces of a relationship that has come apart, and tinker, tinker to bring it together again.

With a growing set crafted by German environmental art star, Cornelia Konrads, an off-grid sound score and puppets made from found materials, Tinkers looks at how people creating in nature exemplify the transcendent possibilities of Human Nature.

 

 

 

Tinkers is created by The Only Animal with a cast of local artists and those from across BC and Europe.

Adapted and Directed by Kendra Fanconi based on the novel by Paul Harding.

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Tinkers is the culmination of a year of art in, around, and in support of the expanded Mt. Elphinstone Provincial Park.
The Only Animal makes art with a deep relationship to place. Elphinstone Logging Focus protects key forests. Together we are taking a stand for trees.

Tinkers is being developed with the support of PTC and its Playwright Colony

The Only Animal offers our profound  thanks to Crystal Creek, our forest venue, and our partner organization Elphinstone Logging Focus, for their ongoing work to preserve this rare, coastal old-growth rainforest.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

The Only Animal creates cultivates and inspires theatre work that arises from a deep engagement with place.