(Vancouver, BC) – The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to present The Pipeline Project created by ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society Theatre from Wednesday January 10th to Saturday January 20th.
The Pipeline Project is a provocative and personal account of the ongoing cultural battles over pipelines in BC. Three actor writers - two Indigenous and one white - come together to create a play about the political conflicts surrounding Canada's oil industry, confronting their own prejudices and hypocrisies along the way.
Premiering last year to rave reviews and sold out houses at the Gateway Theatre, The Pipeline Project is not only an investigation into the growing conflicts between BC First Nations and the fossil fuel industry, it is an evocative exploration of Reconciliation, environmentalism and first world privilege.
The second act is a Talk Forward. Each night a different guest speaker will respond to the play and then participate in a facilitated conversation with the audience. Featured speakers include KAI NAGATA (Dogwood Initiative), AMIE WOLF, PHD (Aboriginal University Bridging Program at Vancouver Island University), and JENNY UECHI (Vancouver Observer).
Firehall Arts Centre’s Artistic Producer, Donna Spencer, recommends the show, stating: “In 2015, The Pipeline Project was part of our BC Buds Spring Arts Festival. It was obvious then that when completed it would be an important work and one that we are pleased to bring to Firehall audiences, as we all must consider the impact of the petroleum industry on the health of the planet. “
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