Architect Theatre re-images and re-designs a consultation process for a major historical infrastructure project. The comic meets the sublime meets the bureaucratic in this chaotic and emotional work, bringing focus to the human in the landscape of ‘Progress’.


In 2012 and 2013, Architect Theatre travelled throughout Northern BC and interview a cross section of people: those strongly against and for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, residents of First Nations communities, politicians, industry representatives, and activists, as the proposed path for the pipeline passes through many sensitive natural areas where endangered languages are spoken. Architect Theatre is in the midst of creating a play using recorded interviews and live theatre to address issues of communication, environment and economics. We are interested in the language people use about pipelines, the languages which precede pipelines, and the language of progress. Joining us for this project is an incredible group of artists, including Siminovitch Protege award-winning director Anita Rochon, performer Paula-Jean Prudat, visual dramaturg Clea Minaker, and sound designer Antoine Bedard.

Architect Theatre is an independent company that produces entertaining and thought-provoking research-based plays that engages with the human stories behind contemporary issues. Our first play, Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show, was about the community at the heart of the Oil Sands project, and has toured Canada over the last several years. Our second production, This Must Be The Place: The CN Tower Show played at Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto, October 4 - 27, 2012. Created through interviews and research, this is an entertaining and surprising exploration of life in Canada's largest city. We have also created work with second-year students at Vancouver’s Studio 58 Theatre School at Langara College, a new play How Should You Be? which was remounted at upintheair theatre’s rEvolver Festival in Vancouver in May 2014. Most recently, we partnered with lemonTree creations to present Jonathan Seinen’s new play Unknown Soldier at the SummerWorks Festival in Toronto in August 2014.

 

Like There’s No Tomorrow

Premiered at the SummerWorks Performance Festival,

August 6 - 16, 2015, in Toronto!