Explore VISCOSITY

Sunday, November 11 at 4:15 PM – Our Stories – A talk -back style community conversation about VISCOSITY and life in and outside the patch

All the stories in VISCOSITY are edited from interviews with real people working in oil in Alberta. VISCOSITY is about real people who live and work in our province, like you. Join us for a talkback that will feature actors, community participants, and the show’s creator in an informal conversation about VISCOSITY and the power of speaking and recording our stories.

Tuesday, November 13 at 9:45 PM – How Oil Creates Who We Are – Panel Discussion 

Oil is everywhere. It shapes our work, our leisure, the ways we socialize, what we value, and who we are. Oil is not just an energy source it is a way of life. Petroculture describes the power of oil not just as an energy source, but as fuel for who we are. Join Ian Wilson from Iron and Earth; Just Powers; Future Energy Systems; and After Oil scholars from University of Alberta as we explore how oil has created the culture that we live in and what that might mean for our future.

Wednesday, November 14 at 9:45 PM – Beyond the Written Word: A Talk with Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions

Oral history records unique perspectives, thoughts, opinions of ordinary people in first person, revealing perspectives that are often not recorded in mainstream historical documents. Theatre Yes has been proud to work with Ground Zero Productions and the Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI) to create VISCOSITY. Everything that is spoken in VISCOSITY has been collected using oral history interview techniques and will be archived with the Alberta Labour History Institute and the Provincial Archives of Alberta as oral histories when the project is complete. Join Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions for a talk about the importance of oral history as well as its theory and technique gathered from over a decade of work collecting the oral history of workers around the world.

  • All EXPLORE VISCOSITY EVENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE TAKE PLACE IN THE BACKSTAGE THEATRE (10330-84 Ave, Edmonton, AB)