The Watershed

The Watershed is Porte Parole’s most recent collaboration with Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and acclaimed director Chris Abraham.

In this sprawling political story – but also Annabel Soutar’s most personal documentary to date – a Montreal 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 political reflection in an increasingly polarized landscape.

The Watershed was co-produced with Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and commissioned by the Arts and Culture program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Also developed in part through The Collaborations, an initiative of the Canada’s National Arts Centre English Theatre. Script development support provided by Playwright’s Workshop Montreal.

  • A sprawling, ambitious, revealing, challenging production that also happens to be blissfully hilarious and entertaining as well.
    Martin Knelman, Toronto Star

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Production Details
  • Year 2015 (Creation)
  • Venues Berkeley Street Theatre
  • Playwright Annabel Soutar
  • Director Chris Abraham
  • Associate Director Andrew Kushnir
  • Assistant to the Playwright Elle Thoni
  • Set and Costume Designer Julie Fox
  • Lighting Design Kimberly Purtell
  • Sound Design Thomas Ryder Payne
  • Projections Designer Denyse Karn
  • Cast Bruce Dinsmore, Alex Ivanovici, Tanja Jacobs, Tara Nicodemo, Ngozi Paul, Eric Peterson, Amelia Sargisson, Kristen Thomson
  • Stage Manager Merissa Tordjman
  • Apprentice Stage Manager Angeline St. Amour
  • Technical Director Normand Vincent