Located in Sarnia, Ontario, the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve and its 900 residents are smothered by one of Canada’s largest petrochemical corridors: the Chemical Valley. Siblings Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Beze Gray have dedicated their lives to fighting the pollution that threatens their community’s health, safety and future. In The Chemical Valley Project, theatre makers and friends Julia Howman and Kevin Matthew Wong document Vanessa and Lindsay’s vital activism and journeys as land defenders and water protectors.
In lieu of a full review where I type all I think about The Chemical Valley Project, I am opting to list my 5 Reasons to see this piece.
- Powerful storytelling
- Production Design
- Pressing social justice & environmental issues are discussed
- Challenges us to rethink what we think of Canadian identity
The Chemical Valley Project continues until April 20, 2019 at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, with evening and matinee performances. For advanced tickets and more details, please visit passemuraille.ca.