Pitch Lake is thought to be the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. The lake is a mixture of viscous tar, on which birds can stand gazing out at the green bush which surrounds it, and hot water in which you can bathe. It is said that Pitch Lake's water can cure any ailment you might have.
Pitch Lake is located in La Brea, South West Trinidad. La Brea means 'pitch' in Spanish and the village is one of the most affluent in Trinidad and Tobago.
Michelle Inniss at Pitch Lake, 1986.
The Amerindians native to Trinidad and Tobago showed Sir Walter Raleigh in 1595 their Pitch Lake, he saw its power and said: "It melteth not with the Sun." Over four centuries later the lake of tar still exists proving its endurance and strength.
The qualities of this lake are symbolic of our production company:
The asphalt - We aim to build a foundation on which discourse can be created.
The wonder of the lake - We strive to entertain and captivate the imagination of our audiences.
The lake's strength - As we grow as a company we will remain true to our ethos and ideals.
Who are Pitch Lake Productions' Founders?
Michelle Inniss, Cathy Tyson, and Cara Nolan. Founders of Pitch Lake Productions.