In 1942, The Government of Canada forced 100 families off of 17000 acres of farmland in the St. Vincent Township of Southwestern Ontario, to be used as an Armored Vehicle Fighting area to train for the war effort overseas. “The Tank Range Project” is a play that explores this history by dramatically contrasting the importance of those farmers’ original sacrifices, to the land’s use for the military conflict in Afghanistan today.
Written by former and present Stratford residents Jamie Robinson and Roger Shank, the cast includes Stratford’s own Eli Ham and Roger Shank, along with Toronto’s Mackenzie Muldoon, Ryan Boyko and Sophia Kolinas, and featuring Wilex Ly, Holly McCourt and Brett Brownlee.
In 2010, “The Tank Range Project” received a Tyrone Guthrie Award for new play development and it was presented as a fully realized workshop at last year’s SpringWorks where it garnered much community support and admiration.
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