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Seeds ()

Produced by

Crow’s Theatre and Porte Parole

Presented by

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Playwright: Annabel Soutar
Director: Chris Abraham


The Michael Young Theatre


February 18th, 2012 – March 10th, 2012


Centering on the four-year legal showdown between biotech giant Monsanto Inc. and Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser, SEEDS leads us through a high-voltage labyrinth of political maneuvering, patent wars, cash-fuelled science and the global domination of the planet’s seed supply.  A bold new documentary play by award-winning Annabel Soutar and director Chris Abraham. (


Bruce Dinsmore Tony Creber / Dr. Keith Downey / John Honderich / Vandana Shiva / Retired Bruno Farmer #1 / Dr. Barry Commoner
Mariah Inger Nadege Adam / James Vancha / Lyle Friesen / Morris Hoffman / Westly Niebrugge / Zita Maier / Carlyle Moritz's Wife / Johannesburg Radio Interviewer
Alex Ivanovici Terry Zkreski / Dr. Illimar Altosaar / Jeff Hoinus / Old Indian Farmer / Playwright's Husband
Tanja Jacobs Louise Schmeiser / Roger Hughes / Dr. Ann Clark / Sister Catherine Fairbairn / Retired Bruno Farmer #2
Cary Lawrence Trish Jordan / Don Todd / REne Van Acker / Mary Deanne Shears / Shop Clerk / Anonymous Farmers Wife
Eric Peterson Percy Schmeiser
Liisa Repo-Martell Playwright / Justices of the Supreme Court

Creative Team

Annabel Soutar Playwright
Chris Abraham Director
Julie Fox Set Designer
Julie Fox Costume Designer
Ana Cappelluto Lighting Designer
Richard Feren Composer
Richard Feren Sound Designer
Elysha Poirier Video Designer
Elysha Poirier Projection Designer
Mitchell Cushman Assistant Director
Anahita Dehbonehie Assistant Costume Designer
Kaileigh Krysztofiak Assistant Lighting Designer
Kirsten Watt Assistant Lighting Designer
Anahita Dehbonehie Assistant Set Designer


Camille Robillard Technical Director
Chad Dembski Stage Manager
Eric Savory Apprentice Stage Manager
Angeline St. Amour Video Manager
Ron Morissette Video Consult
Guntar Kravis Production Photographer
Hilary Green Producer