Frente Theatre at International Week at the University of Alberta, presents a workshop of “Swallow“, a play by Leslea Kroll, on January 29, at 1pm. “Swallow” was written in 2007 and is set on a vast northern tar sands tailings pond where migrant workers from the submerged land of Aluvut are employed as Tailings Pond Keepers. “Swallow” was first staged in March 2008, a month before 1500 ducks drowned in a real tailings pond in northern Alberta, and then remounted in June 2106, a month after the evacuation of Fort McMurray. Frente Collective members Leslea Kroll (playwright), Laura Raboud (actor and activist), Eileen Sproule (director), and Rebecca Starr (actor and producer) will read excerpts from the play and discuss the challenges of presenting environmentally responsive work in times of crisis.
This event is free and is not ticketed. You do not need to register.