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  • Actor Eddy van Wyk in the middle of waves made of clear plastic strands, interacting with a seal made of black plastic bags. Photo by Donald Lee.

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Slime Conference. Join 100 animals, seven young translators, scientists and suits, and fellow humans and step just slightly in the future… Seated amongst the delegates, you might hear an otter swimming down an aisle, a dolphin whistling at your elbow or a seabird over your shoulder: animals too have something to say. We come together to face an insatiable creature, Slime, which, like facebookslime or googleslime, is taking over. Ask yourself, “Who is coming to save us?” The answer might surprise you….

It was commissioned by The Banff Centre, penned by Bryony Lavery, the acclaimed British playwright of Tony-nominated Frozen, and developed with the award-winning company The Only Animal. Director Kendra Fanconi says, “I first met Slime at the Playwrights’ Lab in Banff as they were short an actor and I stepped in. At that point Slime was only half-done, but I fell in love and every few months would write to Bryony and Ruth and ask if I could program it, when the Canadian rights ever became available… Bryony’s work premieres at British Theatre institutions like the National in London and I knew it could be some time. Eventually, a need came up to bring designers in to experiment and the process of design-based dramaturgy is second-nature to The Only Animal. We became development partners, and with ongoing support through 5 years with the Banff Centre, a play was born. When they offered us the World Premiere of Slime we were, as the Brits say, ‘chuffed’.”


DATE: June 2018

VENUE: Russian Hall

WITH: The Banff Centre


Kendra Fanconi

Production Manager

Colin Cooper

Stage Manager

Liam Kearns


Bryony Laverly


Ruth Little

Technical Director/ Lighting Designer

Bill Hales

Set/ Props Designer

Shizuka Kai

Costume Designer

April Viczko

Sound Designer

James Coomber

Animal Language

Ira Jordinson

Actor (Frezzle)

Pedro Chamale

Actor (Ola)

Lisa Baran

Actor (Godfrey)

Teo Saefkow

Actor (Ev)

Mason Temple

Actor (Dumbo)

Sophia Wolfe

Actor (Coco)

Anais West

Actor (Barb)

Eddy van Wyk

Banff Props

Carolyn Choo

Banff Head Scenic Carpenter

Chris Hayes

Banff Head Scenic Painter

Andrea Steinwand

Banff Head of Lighting

Matt Flawn

Banff Head of Sound

Charlie Culver

Banff Head of Wardrobe

Patsy Thomas

Banff Wigs and Makeup

Laura Lee

Vancouver Assistant Technical Director/ Assistant Lighting Designer

Keagan Elricht

Vancouver Lighting Crew

Chengyan Boon

Vancouver Marketing

Bonnie Allan

Vancouver Festival Box Office

Angie Desclzi

Vancouver Brandywine (Concession)

Dave Mott