July 25 - August 7, 2016
Roberts Creek, BC on the Sunshine Coast
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.
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.