The Chemical Valley Project



June 20, 2018


8:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Performance @ Studio Theatre, The Isabel
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Two siblings, Vanessa and Lindsay Gray, have dedicated themselves to protecting the land and water of Aamjiwnaang, an Indigenous community of 800 residents, from being smothered by Canada’s petrochemical industry. The chemicals produced by the 57 petrochemical factories that surround their community are known to have a devastating impact on the health and well-being of residents in both Aamjiwnaang and the surrounding Sarnia-Lambton County.

With the dramaturgy and advisement of the Gray siblings, theatre artists Kevin Matthew Wong and Julia Howman tell a true story of environmental injustice in our own backyard and our shared responsibility in the protection of our environment.

Through a unique blend of documentary-theatre, projection design, and object puppetry, this powerful solo show encourage students to think critically about Canadian environmental policy, treaty rights and Indigenous relations, as well as what it truly means to be a Canadian citizen.

Created, Written, Concept and Featuring Kevin Matthew Wong

Created by and Production Design by Julia Howman

Dramaturgy, Advisement, and Featuring Lindsay Beze Gray

Dramaturgy, Advisement, and Featuring Vanessa Gray

Music by Minha Lee and Michael Henley

Stage Management by Heather Bellingham

Produced by Broadleaf Theatre

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Development of The Chemical Valley Project has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council through Recommenders Grants for Theatre Creators from Studio 180, Theatre Gargantua and Theatre Passe Muraille.

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