I love the smell of gasoline

Created and performed by Claren Grosz

Nightwood Theatre presents a Pencil Kit Productions production with support from Aluna Theatre

Directed by William Dao

March 9 – 19, 2023

ASL-English interpretation on Friday, March 10 and Sunday, March 12

ASL-English Interpreter: Sage Lovell

Aki Studio (585 Dundas St E #250)

Tickets range from limited PWYC for each performance ($10 to book in advance online), $25 for arts workers, seniors and students and $35 for general admission.

Overhead projection meets performative research essay meets personal narrative as Claren Grosz attempts to reconcile her Alberta oil-industry roots with the current environmental emergency. I love the smell of gasoline was born of a frustration with divisive Canadian politics, rampant hypocrisy, and a lack of team spirit when facing impending doom. What does it really mean to sacrifice and to survive? How can we harness our agency and responsibility in a global crisis?

“The global energy crisis is a polarizing issue, and Grosz has a unique life story and perspective that enable her to bridge the extremes and keep humanity at the forefront.” – SesayArts Magazine