PRODUCTION HISTORY


THE CHEMICAL VALLEY PROJECT (2017)

ACTIVISM IN DEVELOPMENT.

On December 21, 2015, Aamjiwnaang activist Vanessa Gray and her friends Stone Stewart and Sarah Scanlon stopped the flow of the Line 9 pipeline by bike locking themselves to a valve and twisting it shut. Vanessa has been charged with Mischief over $5000 and Mischief Endangering Life, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. She will be appearing in court for a preliminary hearing February 24, 2017. In the months leading to Vanessa's trial, Broadleaf Theatre will be collaborating with her as the subject for a verbatim docu-theatre piece, The Chemical Valley Project.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VANESSA AND GET UPDATES ON THE LINE 9 SHUT DOWN:

http://line9shutdown.ca/

Click here for more info on THE CHEMICAL VALLEY PROJECT.

 
Graphics for Bite-Sized at the 2016 Toronto Fringe created by Shashwat Sharma.

Graphics for Bite-Sized at the 2016 Toronto Fringe created by Shashwat Sharma.

Bite-Sized (2016)

SAVING THE PLANET. 3 MINUTES AT A TIME.

Full of surprises, humour, and heart, Broadleaf Theatre's newest creation Bite-Sized premiered at the Factory Theatre Mainspace as part of the  2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. The production presented 18 plays in 60 minutes, each based on local, national and global environmental topics.

Bite-Sized asks its audience what it truly loves through its insightful, humorous and succinct style. Bite-Sized is currently available for touring.

GO ON, TAKE A BITE.
SHOW AND TOURING INFO HERE.

 

 

ART IN SOLIDARITY (2016)

with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Co-organized by Broadleaf, Terra Incognita, and Rising Tide Toronto

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2016
DOORS OPEN 1:30 PM, EVENT 2-4:30 PM
AT THE BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES CABARET SPACE
12 ALEXANDER ST, TORONTO, ON
TICKETS: $10 -- $100

Tickets available at the door.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/355958811404962/

FEATURING:
- RED SLAM COLLECTIVE
- MICHAEL GREYES
- LISA MYERS
- TERRA INCOGNITA COLLECTIVE
- BROADLEAF THEATRE

MORE INFO ON THE CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES' SUPREME COURT CASE: 
HTTPS://WWW.THESTAR.COM/NEWS/GTA/2016/10/20/CHIPPEWAS-OF-THE-THAMES-PROTEST-PIPELINE.HTML

 
From Left: Emma Tse, Nikolas Koschany and Rion Chow in the workshop production of Bite-Sized. Photography by Nathaniel Rose.

From Left: Emma Tse, Nikolas Koschany and Rion Chow in the workshop production of Bite-Sized.
Photography by Nathaniel Rose.

Bite-Sized: 
Workshop Production (2015)

A feast for all the senses. 

Focusing on global food issues, such as food scarcity, fast-food culture, and genetically modified foods, our riotous first site-specific performance Bite-Sized premiered at The Black Irish Whiskey Bar and was as part of the 2015 inspiraTO Festival. The show was constructed around succinctness and pop-culture, with 6 plays presented in 10 minutes, and satire prominent throughout.

 

 
From Left: Angela Sun, Nikolas Koschany, Veronika Gribanova, Emma Tse and Rion Chow in Abandoned City's burrowed world. Photography by Rusaba Alam.

From Left: Angela Sun, Nikolas Koschany, Veronika Gribanova, Emma Tse and Rion Chow in Abandoned City's burrowed world.
Photography by Rusaba Alam.

Abandoned City (2015)

3 post-apocalyptic, mini, musical worlds.

Featuring the inventive use of miniatures, a live orchestra and a fully devised script and story, Abandoned City was Broadleaf Theatre's first experiment with creating a show that had a fully original, fully live score. The show weaved three distinct imaginative worlds together, winning the award for Production Design at the 2015 Drama Coalition Awards and was nominated for Best Production.

Abandoned City was co-produced by The Victoria College Drama Society.

 

Marlow Stainfield in The Broadleaf Plays. 
Photography by Nathaniel Rose.

The Broadleaf Plays (2014)

Fighting climate change:
3 minutes or faster.

The Broadleaf Plays was first produced as a workshop presentation at the 2014 U of T Drama Festival. It featured a whirlwind series of 15 plays, each 3 minutes or shorter and that each explored a different environmental issue. The play won the Viewer's Choice and President's Award for Best Production at the festival. The show will be revised for the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.

The Broadleaf Plays was co-produced by the Trinity College Dramatic Society and was generously remounted by the George Ignatieff Theatre.