The Chemical Valley ProjectBroadleaf Theatre
In Sarnia, Ontario, an Indigenous community of 800 residents is smothered by the Canadian petrochemical industry. Two siblings from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, have dedicated themselves to fighting environmental racism and to protecting their community’s land, air and water.
A unique blend of documentary-theatre, playful projection design, and a charismatic script and performance engage and implicate audiences in “The Chemical Valley Project”. This urgent production delves into difficult conversations on Indigenous treaty rights, the nature of contemporary Canadian identity and values, and Canada’s notorious “Chemical Valley”.
“earnest, accessible, and very well told.” – alt.theatre
NNNN and Critics’ Pick – Now Magazine
“I highly recommend seeing this show for the important reality it exposes. To its diligent creators: thank you.” – Mooney on Theatre
About the company:
Toronto-based company Broadleaf Theatre creates original works from local, national and global environmental issues. Broadleaf Theatre merges environmentalism and theatre praxis – often incorporating documentary media and innovative production design – to make little-known environmental issues urgent, accessible and fun.
Co-Creator / Writer / Performer / Concept – Kevin Matthew Wong
Co-Creator / Production Designer – Julia Howman
Dramaturgy and Advisement – Vanessa Gray
Dramaturgy and Advisement – Lindsay Gray
Music – Michael Henley
Music – Minha Lee
The Chemical Valley Project has been generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council through Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators through Theatre Passe Muraille, Studio 180, and Theatre Gargantua.
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