At the Gateway Theatre: The Watershed – a play about the closure of the Experimental Lakes Area

THE WATERSHED – April 6–15, 2017 – The Gateway Theatre in Richmond

By Annabel Soutar • Directed by Chris Abraham | Co-produced by Productions Porte Parole and Crow’s Theatre with support from La Coop Fédérée

A rollicking road trip in pursuit of a nation’s disappearing lifeblood.

Celebrated documentary theatre artist Annabel Soutar leads her family on a cross-Canada journey, probing the forces that are shaping the future of our dwindling natural resources. By innovatively dramatizing an eclectic and insightful set of interviews with scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders, The Watershed deftly documents a nation struggling to find the balance between environment and industry.

“Whatever end of the political spectrum you’re on, The Watershed is must-see theatre.”NOW MAGAZINE

In this funny and deeply human play, Annabel Soutar leads her family on a cross-Canada journey, in search of why the federal government has chosen to close the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario, a major funded freshwater research station, without any public input. 

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