• Sebastien Archibald (photo by Matt Reznek) (1)
  • Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow [L-R] (photo by Matt Reznek)
  • Sebastien Archibald


By Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow

VancouverThe Firehall Arts Centre, January 10th – 20th, 2018. Tickets available now!
New WestminsterThe Anvil Centre, January, 24th – 25th, 2018. Tickets available now!
OttawaUndercurrents Festival, February 7th – 10th, 2018. Tickets available now!

Currently available for touring. For touring info please contact:
Dani Fecko at dani.fascinatormanagment@gmail.com

Co-Produced by ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre.
Originally premiered at Gateway Theatre. Developed with assistance from PTC.
Inspired by ‘Extract: The Pipeline Wars’, published by the Vancouver Observer.

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.

The second act of the piece is a Talk Forward. Each night we will invite a different speaker to respond to the piece and then participate in a facilitated conversation with the audience and performers. For more info about the Talk Forward Series as well as a current list of our guest speakers visit here.

Check out Director Chelsea Haberlin’s reflections on the Talk Forwards and the power of audience engagement in her widely circulated article for SpiderWebShow.

“…offers an encyclopedic array of arguments, cleverly and vividly theatricalized.” – Jerry Wasserman, The Vancouver Sun

“…A sincere invitation to a dialogue..Haberlin’s direction is a textural feast.” – Colin Thomas, colin thomas.ca

“Intelligently directed and beautifully staged…there is passion and commitment in this show.” Jo Ledingham, On The Scene

“Everyone – get out to Richmond Gateway to see The Pipeline Project. I learned, I was thoughtfully engaged, I laughed, I reimagined my own thinking and assumptions and I shared space with community members around such an incredibly important topic – our land, our home and each of our responsibilities to take care of it. If you’re a Settler and you have questions and curiosities about your relationship with the Indigenous Stewards of the land – go see this show, you get a fantastic opportunity to then ask your questions to the practitioners!” – Kim Harvey on Facebook




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


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


ITSAZOO Productions acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia