A Theatre Passe Muraille and Broadleaf Theatre Presentation
Through an innovative blend of projection design, object puppetry, and solo-performance, Kevin Matthew Wong (Honourable Mention for Theatre Centre’s Emerging Artist Award, SummerWorks 2017), performs this documentary theatre work on environmental racism and reconciliation amidst the backdrop of Canada’s petrochemical industry and the vital activism of Aamjiwnaang Water Protectors and siblings Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Beze Gray. The Chemical Valley Project seeks to spark conversations on Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, as well as the current nature of Canadian identity/values.
Performer: Kevin Matthew Wong
Writer/Creator/Concept: Kevin Matthew Wong
Production Design/Creator: Julia Howman
Dramaturgy and Advisement: Vanessa Gray
Dramaturgy and Advisement: Lindsay Beze Gray
Music: Minha Lee and Michael Henley
Stage Management: Heather Bellingham
Wednesday April 10 @ 6:45pm
What is The Preamble? This free pre-show program features Artistic Director Andy McKim in conversation with an artist from the play, or a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation. There are always snacks from a local restaurant to keep things casual.
Sunday April 14 (post-show)
After the performance you are welcome to stay and take part in our Q&A with some of the cast and/or creative team. Q&A’s are usually hosted by TPM’s Associate Artistic Producer Jivesh Parasram. Q&A’s are a chance for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the process of creating the work.
Theatre Passe Muraille will be piloting Relaxed Runs for select shows in our 2018-19 Season. This means if a show is doing a Relaxed Run that all of the performance in the show will be considered Relaxed Performances.
These special performances are open to everyone, but the environment is specifically adapted to relax the tradition rules around silence, darkness, and stillness in the audience. They are designed to benefit individuals living with autism or sensory and communication disorders, parents with babes in arms, and anyone who would welcome a more relaxed environment at the theatre. Patrons are allowed to leave their seats and return to them in the middle of the show, the house lights are kept on at a dim setting, loud sound cues are toned down, special effects are explained before the show starts, and all cast and crew members are introduced at the top of the show.
Toronto-based Broadleaf Theatre creates original works based on local, national and global environmental issues. The company seeks to merge environmentalism and theatre praxis and to make little-known environmental issues immediate and accessible.
To find out more about Broadleaf Theatre check out their website here.