impel theatre


impel theatre is a company created by Kendra Jones in 2009 with a focus on re-thinking the way women and gender roles are portrayed in existing works in the theatre & film canon through the creation of new work in response, which amplifies the voices and perspectives of female characters and re-thinks the role of gender. Over time, this has taken many forms, from dance to immersive theatre, to audio installations, and has expanded to work that challenges our understanding of how we relate to other people and the urban physical environments we find ourselves in.

impel theatre is a collective. Each project is an exploration that requires a new language, new collaborators, and new ways of thinking about the way the performance and audience will interact.

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I, Malvolio
by Tim Crouch

a new, site-specific production debuting at Toronto Fringe 2019, directed by Kendra Jones, featuring Justin Otto.

“I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you.”

Previous works include:
Lavinia (dance - produced 2009 @ Sarasvati FemFest, Winnipeg) - created and performed by Kendra Jones

Dear Mama (theatre - produced 2013 @ RMTC SondheimFest, Winnipeg) - written & performed by Kendra Jones, directed by Megan Andres. Further development in 2019 with the generous support of Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto and the generous talents of Liz Whitbread.

Tonight at Eight (immersive theatre - produced 2015 @ RMTC CowardFest, Winnipeg) - conceived and directed by Kendra Jones and Stephanie Plaitin, performed by Rodrigo Beilfuss, Daina Leitold, Karl Thordarson

Autel (audio installation - produced 2012 @ RADA, London UK, re-mounted 2012 @ Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg, remounted 2017 @ University of Toronto Festival of Original Theatre, Toronto) - conceived, created, and performed by Kendra Jones

The First Time (promenade audio play - produced 2013 @ MEME Festival, Winnipeg) - conceived, written, and created by Kendra Jones, performed by Pamela Roz with John Norman

popART: Project Vapour (sound installation - produced 2015 @ Winnipeg Fringe Festival) - conceived and produced by Kendra Jones, with John Norman and Chris Morley

popART: Intersection (sound & video installation - produced 2015 @ Nuit Blanche Winnipeg) - conceived and produced by Kendra Jones, with Ali Khan and jaymez *Nuit Blanche “Illuminate the Night” Official selection

Previous productions include:

Drunk Enough To Say I Love You by Caryl Churchill - Reading @ CYRK for RMTC Churchillfest 2010, Winnipeg - directed by Kendra Jones & Stephanie Plaitin, co-produced with selardi theatre.

Seagulls by Caryl Churchill - Production @ CYRK for RMTC Churchillfest 2010, Winnipeg - directed by Kendra Jones & Stephanie Plaitin, co-produced with selardi theatre.

Works in progress include:

Our Sister Duchess (adapted from The Duchess of Malfi, and read in workshop at Carol Shields Festival of New Work 2016, Winnipeg), supported by Theatre By The River.

DO YOU KNOW THIS PLACE? (a new site-specific promenade theatre experience) - conceived & directed by Kendra Jones, created & performed by Kendra Jones, Liz Whitbread, and Justin Otto. First shared at Theatre Passe Muraille Crapshoot 2018, Toronto