The Chemical Valley Project
Presented by IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival in partnership with Intrepid Theatre's UNO Fest
May 8, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Vancity Culture Lab [map link]
IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival presents a one night only showing of Toronto-based Broadleaf Theatre’s The Chemical Valley Project, a special presentation as part of this year’s festival presented in partnership with Intrepid Theatre’s UNO Fest.
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.
Tickets: Youth (26 and Under)/Senior (65+): $15; Adult: $20