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, Canada's energy infrastructure, its colonial past and present, and indigenous solidarity and reconciliation.
Through a unique blend of documentary-theatre, projections design, and solo-performance, 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.
122 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9
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