The Chemical Valley Project

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.

Venue: Backspace

Running Time: 80 minutes




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.

The snacks for this pre-show chat are generously provided by:
Tequila Bookworm

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 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.

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. To find out more about Relaxed Performances click here

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances

There will be ASL Interpreted Performances for this performances, when they are announced to find out more click here.

Audio Described (AD) Performance

For patrons who are blind or low vision we have an Audio Described performance. For more information click here

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