Kendra Jones

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Kendra Jones (born June 14, 1982) is a Winnipeg-based artist.

Overview

Kendra's work mingles between theatrical performance and performance art; her interest lies in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the theatre, and the kinds of discussions that can stem from encounters with theatrical creation. She graduated with Distinction from the MA Text & Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, and also holds a BA(Hons) in Theatre Performance from the University of Winnipeg. Her work, which alternately takes the form of directing, devising, writing and performing, is comprised of a unique blend of dance, physical theatre, and academic argument and has been showcased at various festivals in Canada and the UK. Her academic writing has been published by Brunel University and the Humanities Education Research Association. She has been a guest reviewer for CBC Manitoba during the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and also writes her own theatre blog at impeltheatre.blogspot.com. She is a company member of Theatre by the River, Artistic Director of her own company Impel Theatre, and an instructor at Prairie Theatre Exchange School and the University of Winnipeg Department of Theatre & Film.

Dramatic & Installation Works

  • Autel (2012)
  • No More Prayers (2012)
  • Dear Mama (2013)
  • Hide Away (2014)
  • Tonight at Eight (2015)

Academic Works

Dear Mama: An Artistic Statement - Published 2014 by Brunel University Body, Space Technology Journal. Body Space Technology Journal

Approaching Antigone: A Critical and Performative Analysis of Sophocles’ Antigone, Spurring the Creation of a New Post-Dramatic Work, No More Prayers - Published 2015 by Humanities Education Research Association Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal.

Awards

Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Scholarship - 2004, 2005, 2011