Join Seeds playwright, Annabel Soutar, and her family (including the dog) on a comical, cross-country trek to Fort McMurray to get the inside scoop on another probing Canadian story ripped from the headlines. See the complex environmental and economic issues surrounding Alberta’s oil sands and Ontario’s Experimental Lakes Area, first through the playwright’s investigative journalism, then through the optimistic eyes of the next generation. What kid wouldn’t jump at the chance to turn their summer holiday into an educational expedition? Last one in the RV has to name all 58 lakes!
Associate Director Andrew Kushnir | Set and Costume Designer Julie Fox | Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell | Sound Designer Thomas Ryder Payne
Projections Designer Denyse Karn | Associate Lighting Designer & Technical Director Oz Weaver | Technical Director Normand Vincent
Stage Manager Merissa Tordjman | Assistant Stage Manager Sarah-Marie Langlois | Apprentice Stage Manager and Video Assistant Angeline St. Amour
Nov 4 Montreal Gazette, Jim Burke
Theatre: The Watershed has its moment at the Centaur
In 2012, the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) research project was controversially defunded by the federal government, and responsibility for it passed to the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).
In collaboration with
An inspiring, informative and entertaining lecture designed to enrich your theatre-going experience.
Nov. 13 12:30 PM - FREE ADMISSION
join Montreal Gazette’s Editor in Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in conversation with Playwright Annabel Soutar and Beatrix Beisner, PhD and Director Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en limnologie et en environnement aquatique, and Professor at the Département des sciences biologiques at UQAM. Audience will be able to learn more about fresh water science and the ELA (Experimental Lake Area).
Free coffee and biscotti, generously provided by Season Sponsor Bonaparte Restaurant.