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Kendra Fanconi to adapt novel "Tinkers"

We are over the moon to announce that The Only Animal's Artistic Director Kendra Fanconi has been given the rights to adapt Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning and transcendentally beautiful novel "Tinkers." 

We have been loving this book for a couple years now, and dreaming of how we might stage it if we ever could.  And now we have the chance and the blessing of its author who wrote:

"Wonderful news!  Art begetting art begetting art...nothing lovelier!"

Next summer we will begin a 3-year development process with an initial workshop.  Our hope is to create two versions in parallel: a site-specific outdoor journey in the old-growth forest of the Sunshine Coast, and another for playhouse audiences.

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