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The Pipeline Project

Kevin Loring, Savage Society | Photo credit: Japhet Alvarez

A Savage Society and ITSAZOO Production
In Association with Neworld Theatre
Created and performed by Sebastien Archibald*, Kevin Loring* and Quelemia Sparrow*
Directed by Chelsea Haberlin*

Set design by Lauchlin Johnston
Costumes design by Carmen Alatorre
Lighting & projection design by Conor Moore
Sound design by Troy Slocum
Projection design by Bracken Hanuse Corlett, First Nations 101
Associate Director John Cooper
Dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
Stage Manager Lois Dawson*
Assistant Stage Manager Brody Halfe
Puppeteering by Shizuka Kai Puppeteering

Vancouver, British Columbia
75 minutes | PG


Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, personal account of the ongoing battles over pipelines. The Pipeline Project brings three people together – two Indigenous and one white – to confront prejudices, while wrestling with their own fossil fuel dependency, cultural heritage and first world privilege.

A provocative yet comedic take on the political conflicts surrounding Canada’s oil industry.


WEDNESDAY, February 7 at 7:00pm
THURSDAY, February 8 at 9:00pm
FRIDAY, February 9 at 7:00pm (a Talk Forward will precede this performance)
SATURDAY, February 10 at 3:00pm (a Talk Forward will follow this performance)
Arts Court Theatre

Service fees + HST are included in all prices.

Join us on February 9 at 5:00pm & February 10 at 4:00pm for a Talk Forward, where we invite different speakers to respond to the piece and participate in a facilitated conversation with the audience and performers.

*Savage Society and ITSAZOO Productions engage under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.


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

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

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


  • NOMINEE: 5 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (2017)
  • WINNER: Outstanding Sound Design, Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (2017)