Mark your calendars to join us on March 7th, 2018 for The Chemical Valley Project, an innovative documentary-theatre performance telling story of a small Indigenous community smothered by Canada’s petrochemical industry in our own backyard. It will spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity and values.
Divest Waterloo is partnering with Faith and the Common Good and The Registry Theatre, with generous support from Life Co-op, to present an innovative documentary-theatre performance from Broadleaf Theatre that investigates Canada’s energy infrastructure and the role of all Canadians in reconciliation.
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, 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.
When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
Cost: $20; students $15