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The Pipeline Project - Gateway Theatre




By Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin with John Cooper • Consulting Dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty

ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Gateway Theatre and Neworld Theatre • Developed with assistance from PTC
Inspired by 'Extract', a book published by Vancouver Observer on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline conflicts in BC

A provocative and comedic foray into a firestorm of debate.

Immersive theatre company ITSAZOO and aboriginal performance company Savage Society bring to life a vibrant and personal account of the ongoing political battles over pipelines. Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, meta-theatrical event.

“There is hope in a company like ITSAZOO.”Marsha Lederman, THE GLOBE AND MAIL


The show is 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. The second act of The Pipeline Project is an open forum with the creators of the play and with a different invited guest expert every performance. 

March 9 - Audrey Siegl
March 10 - Linda Solomon, Vancouver Observer
March 11, 2 p.m. - Sven Biggs, Stand. earth
March 11, 8 p.m. - Paul Kariya, Clean Energy BC
March 14, 1 p.m. - Members of the Unist’ot’en Clan
March 14, 8 p.m. - Youth Panel
March 15 - Max Fawcett, Magazine Editor
March 16 - Chief Aaron Sam, Lower Nicola Indian Band
March 17 - Amie Wolf, Sauder School of Business
March 18, 2 p.m. - James Hoggan, Hoggan and Associates
March 18, 8 p.m. - Caleb Behn, Keepers of the Water

Read more about each speaker: Talk Forward Speakers


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Sebastien Archibald  writer/actor
Kevin Loring  writer/actor
Quelemia Sparrow  writer/actor


Chelsea Haberlin Director
Lauchlin Johnston  Set Designer
Carmen Alatorre  Costume Designer
Conor Moore Lighting & Projection Designer
Troy Slocum Sound Designer
John Cooper  Associate Director
Kathleen Flaherty  Dramaturge
Lois Dawson Stage Manager
Shizuka Kai Puppeteering

ITSAZOO and Savage Society present "The Pipeline Project" at Gateway Theatre

ABOUT THE PRESENTING COMPANIES: ITSAZOO Productions creates immersive, dynamic theatre events for daring audiences. We support this with four core values: Immersion, Risk, Fun, and Community. Whether it’s a fly-on-the-wall, immersive experience or a participatory, site specific event, we can create theatre for anyone, anytime, anywhere. We don’t want our audience to just watch the story. We want our audience to experience the world of the story; to live through it. More about ITSAZOO on their website.

Savage Society is a Vancouver-based theatre company run by founding Artistic Director Kevin Loring. Their mission is to be a modern aboriginal voice, telling their own stories, and endeavouring to positively affect awareness of the contemporary aboriginal perspective by carrying on the tradition of aboriginal storytelling through contemporary mediums of expression. More about Savage Society on their website.

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