by Annabel Soutar


Seeds is a dramatic re-enactment of the 7-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and one of the biggest biotech corporations, Monsanto Inc. While debates about GMOs are multiplying everywhere, life-changing experiments are being conducted in the food we eat…

Based on court trial transcripts, interviews with Percy Schmeiser, Monsanto representatives, and with farmers, academics, lawyers and scientists from all across Canada, Seeds leads us through a suspenseful labyrinth of legal conflicts around patent rights, scientific showdowns about GM food, and property clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry. The answer to Schmeiser’s “Who owns Life?” question will determine the future of our food system.


Great journalism, and even better theatre.— The Montreal Gazette

A brilliant docudrama
— Ottawa Citizen

There is no clear right or wrong in Seeds —just increasing, unresolvable complexity.— Patrick Kennedy, The Montreal Review



Review: Seeds - Impressive production asks the question: Who owns life?

SEP 2017 - Michael Lake, Halifax Coast

Theatre Review: Seeds

SEP 2017 - Halifax Bloggers

Annabel Soutar’s Seeds a brilliant docudrama

MAR 2014 - Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

Seeds is an impressive retelling of Monsanto court case

FEB 2012 - Robert Cushman, National Post


Production details

  • Year - creation 2012
  • Premiere Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
  • Playwright: Annabel Soutar
  • Director: Chris Abraham
  • Associate Director: Mitchell Cushman
  • Set and Costume Designer: Julie Fox
  • Lighting Designer: Ana Capelluto
  • Original Music and Sound Design: Richard Feren
  • Video Design: Elysha Poirier
  • Cast: Bruce Dinsmore, Tanja Jacobs, Mariah Inger, Alex Ivanovici, Cary Lawrence, Eric Peterson, Liisa Repo-Martell
  • Stage Manager: Merissa Tordjman
  • Technical Director: Camille Robillard
  • Video Manager: Angeline St-Amour


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