The Pipeline Project 2018 Tour

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

By Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow
Co-Produced by Savage Society in association with Neworld Theatre
Developed with assistance from PTC

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!

After a critically acclaimed and sold out run in Richmond, and 5 Jessie Nominations (including Outstanding Production), The Pipeline Project will make its Vancouver premiere as part of the Firehall’s 2017/18 Season. We will then be presented at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster before heading to Ottawa to be presented at the Undercurrents Festival.

The Pipeline Project is a vibrant and personal account of the ongoing political 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. This project sends each of them on a journey of self-reflection and discovery. They confront prejudices while wrestling with their own fossil fuel dependency, cultural heritage and first world privilege. Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, meta-theatrical event.

Our second act features 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 list of our guest speakers visit here.

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


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