From the creators of the acclaimed SEEDS, The Watershed follows an artist and a country struggling to chart a sustainable course for environmental stewardship.
In The Watershed, Annabel - a Montreal documentary theatre artist - leads her own family on a cross-country journey, investigating the forces that are shaping the future of our natural resources. Encountering leading freshwater scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders along the way, The Watershed captures Canada in a moment of acute reflection.
The production features a distinguished cast of performers, many of whom are regular Crow’s collaborators, including Bruce Dinsmore (SEEDS), Alex Ivanovici (SEEDS), Tanja Jacobs (SEEDS), Tara Nicodemo (The Seagull), Ngozi Paul (‘Da Kink in My Hair), Eric Peterson (The Seagull, SEEDS), Amelia Sargisson (The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh), and Kristen Thomson (Someone Else).
A piece of verbatim theatre, The Watershed is written by Annabel Soutar, and ripped word-for-word from family conversations, media reports and candid interviews with experts. Annabel is one of Canada’s foremost documentary theatre artists and has produced over 10 original documentary pieces for her company Porte Parole Productions. The production is directed by Siminovitch Prize-winning director and Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director, Chris Abraham. The play is a commission for PANAMANIA, the arts and culture programme accompanying the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, as part of AQUACULTURE, a specially curated selection of art works about water.
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