The Chemical Valley Project

A Theatre Passe Muraille and Broadleaf Theatre Presentation
Community Engagement Partner Ecojustice

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.

Production Sponsors

Suchet Rajagopal - Mackie Research Capital Corporation

Venue: Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.

Running Time: 80 minutes

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available for all Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm for cash at the door. 


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.

Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!

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 a chance  for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the  process of creating the work.

Relaxed Run

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.

ASL Interpreted Performance Sunday April 14th @ 2:00pm, Tuesday April 16th@ 7:30pm

ASL Interpreted performances are for Deaf or hard-of hearing audiences. An ASL Interpreter will be present at the box office 1.5 hours before each ASL Performance. Reserved seats will be available for audience members who will be using the services of the interpreters.

Audio Described Performance Saturday April 20th @ 2:00pm

Audio Described Performances offer partially sighted and blind patrons a companion piece to the shows delivered through an earpiece and a small receiver. The Audio Described Performance will outline the events happening on stage – including relevant sets, costumes, and non verbal actions – in a delivery style that matches the tone and presentation of the play. The scripts for the Audio Described Performance are developed in conjunction with the creative teams at Theatre Passe Muraille, with the goal of giving visually impaired audience members a more immersive experience.

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

Community Engagement Partner