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We welcome you to our 13th season.

This year we are coming to you in 100 marine animal languages, and through translation of a wet, West-coast landscape where we have taken up residence. Its a year dedicated to translation, and also to action, as we work with Georgia Strait Alliance and also with Elphinstone Logging Focus to create solutionary impacts in the Salish Sea and our local forests. Finally, we’ll be looking to activate your inner crank. Find out more on how to be involved in all these shenanigans as an artist and an audience by coming to our AGM: deets below. We want to take you places.

 

The Only Animal and Pi are working together to put on Climate Change Theatre Action II in Vancouver. You might have been to, or been in the first CCTA that we did two years ago. This event is twice the size—50 playwrights worldwide have written short pieces about climate change and 200 theatres worldwide are staging readings of them in advance of the COP 23 talks in Bonn this year. Given our next door neighbour to Canada has a climate-denier-in-chief it feels important to us to speak for sanity and climate justice on the world stage.

Wondering if you would like to direct a piece for it?

The Only Animal is developing SLIME, a new play from Bryony Lavery. Directed by Kendra Fanconi, SLIME takes place just slightly in the future set at a climate change conference where student interns act as translators for marine animals who are participating in the conference.

7 non-equity roles for actors 19 - 25, or can play those ages. Please do not apply if you are a member of a union, Equity or UBCP.

We are interested in hiring underrepresented communities and cast for cultural diversity. The Only Animal invites application from trans or gender non-binary actors for all roles.

EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
 
The Only Animal is seeking an early career theatre artist-producer for a part-time paid internship. Starting January 1, 2018, this year-long position would include creative, administrative, and producing opportunities*

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Come play with us. Spots are filling fast!

Two Vancouver indie theatre companies, The Only Animal and Upintheair are working on an innovative new show for PUSH... and we need your help.

The show, The City & The City is a dystopian murder mystery where the audience are cast in the roles in the show. You receive instructions via headset and become the characters. Sound interesting? Keep reading!

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Kendra Fanconi (Director, The Only Animal):

We are pleased as punch to introduce our new Associate Artistic Producer for the season!  Lisa Goebel is an interdisciplinary artist working as a choreographer, actor, director, and producer. A graduate of Studio 58, she has a focus on creation-based storytelling and physical theatre. In addition to national and international credits as a performer, she produced and choreographed the award-winning Dogfight for Awkward Stage Productions, and associate produced the In Tune 2015 Conference for Touchstone/Arts Club Theatre.

The Only Animal is offering a full-time paid summer position of volunteer coordinator for our mainstage presentation of Tinkers. Starting on July 4, 2016, this 8-week long position provides a hands-on cohort experience within a large-scale site-specific theatre production working with technical theatre professionals. 

The Only Animal is offering a full-time paid summer position of production assistant for our mainstage presentation of Tinkers. Starting on July 4, 2016, this 8-week long position provides a hands-on cohort experience within a large-scale site-specific theatre production working with technical theatre professionals. 

The Only Animal is seeking an early career theatre artist-producer for a part-time paid internship. Starting January 1, 2017 this year-long position would include creative, administrative, and producing opportunities*

 The Only Animal has worked with intern and mentees in yearly cycles in our creative and producing work since 2007. The artist-administrators who undertake these roles have sometimes become integrated into our company in paid creative and/or producing roles.

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