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december 2017 | Volume 162


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by Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring & Quelemia Sparrow
ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society Theatre
Firehall Arts Centre
Jan. 10-20
From $20
www.firehallartscentre.ca or 604-689-0926

The Firehall Arts Centre Presents
Co-produced by ITSAZOO productions and Savage Society Theatre
In Association with Neworld Theatre

January 10 - 20 | Firehall Arts Centre | 280 E. Cordova

Media Opening:  Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 @ 8pm

Performance Times: Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 3pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm | Wed, 1pm PWYC

Tickets: From $20 at firehallartscentre.ca | 604.689.0926

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).

Follow this link for more information about our Talk Forward speakers: https://www.dropbox.com/home/The%20Pipeline%20Project-%20press%20information?preview=Pipeline+Project+Featured+Speakers.docx

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. “   

"The Pipeline Project is intelligently directed by Haberlin and Cooper and beautifully staged… There is passion and commitment in this show." -Jo Ledingham

Credits for The Pipeline Project:

Written by: Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow
Directed by:  Chelsea Haberlin and Associate Director John Cooper
Performances by:  Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring, and Quelemia Sparrow
Set Design by:  Lauchlin Johnston
Lighting & Projection Design by: Conor Moore
Costume Design by:  Carmen Alatorre
Stage Management by:  Lois Dawson
Puppeteering by: Shizuka Kai

For more information on the Firehall Arts Centre, please visit the following platforms:

Website: www.firehallartscentre.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/firehallartscentre
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FirehallArtsCte

About the Firehall Arts Centre:

Located in a heritage fire station built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances, and acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions in its intimate gallery/lounge. Each year, FAC hosts over two hundred performances bringing audiences into the heart of the city to enjoy artistic works, view art works in the gallery, and sip a beverage in the enclosed courtyard. The building that is now home to the Firehall Arts Centre served as a fire hall – the first motorized fire hall in North America – until 1975. Minor renovations to turn the building into a theatre were undertaken at that time but it was not until February 25, 1982, that the building opened as the Firehall Theatre. Later the decision was taken to change the name to the Firehall Arts Centre to better reflect all of the different arts activities that are housed in the bustling centre that we are today. www.firehallartscentre.ca  



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