Aamjiwnaang, an indigenous community of 800 residents, is smothered by Canada’s petrochemical industry. Two sisters, Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, have dedicated themselves to fighting environmental racism and protecting their community’s land and water. In The Chemical Valley Project, Broadleaf Theatre artists Kevin Matthew Wong and Julia Howman document and explore environmental racism, Canadas energy infrastructure, its colonial past and present, and indigenous solidarity and reconciliation.

Through a unique blend of documentary-theatre, projections design, object puppetry, and solo-performance by Kevin Matthew Wong, the show seeks to spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity and values. The Chemical Valley Project is created by Kevin Matthew Wong and Julia Howman, with the dramaturgy and advisement of Vanessa and Lindsay Gray.

 

Saturday Jan. 27 at 2:00pm & Sunday Jan. 28 at 7:30pm, 2018

 

Kevin Matthew Wong – Co-Creator / Writer / Performer
Julia Howman – Co-Creator / Production Designer
Vanessa Gray – Dramaturgy and Advisement
Lindsay Gray – Dramaturgy and Advisement
Minha Lee & Michael Henley – Music
 
Special thanks: Chantal Hassard, Angela Sun, Mirka Loiselle, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines, Theatre Passe Muraille, Jiv Parasram, Andy McKim, Regine Cadet, Graham Isador, Marjorie Chan, Rion Chow, Laura Nanni, SummerWorks Performance Festival, Intrepid Theatre, Laura Hamilton, Divest Waterloo, Cahoots Theatre

 

 

Tickets available here.

 

 

Aamjiwnaang, an indigenous community of 800 residents, is smothered by Canada’s petrochemical industry. Two sisters, Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, have dedicated themselves to fighting environmental racism and protecting their community’s land and water. In The Chemical Valley Project, Broadleaf Theatre artists Kevin Matthew Wong and Julia Howman document and explore environmental racism, Canadas energy infrastructure, its colonial past and present, and indigenous solidarity and reconciliation.

Through a unique blend of documentary-theatre, projections design, object puppetry, and solo-performance by Kevin Matthew Wong, the show seeks to spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity and values. The Chemical Valley Project is created by Kevin Matthew Wong and Julia Howman, with the dramaturgy and advisement of Vanessa and Lindsay Gray.

 

Saturday Jan. 27 at 2:00pm & Sunday Jan. 28 at 7:30pm, 2018

 

Kevin Matthew Wong – Co-Creator / Writer / Performer
Julia Howman – Co-Creator / Production Designer
Vanessa Gray – Dramaturgy and Advisement
Lindsay Gray – Dramaturgy and Advisement
Minha Lee & Michael Henley – Music
 
Special thanks: Chantal Hassard, Angela Sun, Mirka Loiselle, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines, Theatre Passe Muraille, Jiv Parasram, Andy McKim, Regine Cadet, Graham Isador, Marjorie Chan, Rion Chow, Laura Nanni, SummerWorks Performance Festival, Intrepid Theatre, Laura Hamilton, Divest Waterloo, Cahoots Theatre

 

 

Tickets available here.