“Great journalism, and even better theatre.” —The Montreal Gazette
Seeds is a dramatic re-enactment of the seven-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and one of the world’s biggest biotech corporations, Monsanto Inc. While debates about GMOs are multiplying everywhere, life- changing experiments are being conducted in the food we eat. This documentary theater play leads us through a suspenseful labyrinth of legal conflicts around patent rights, scientific show-downs about genetically modified food and property clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry. Based on court trial transcripts and interviews with Percy Schmeiser, Monsanto representatives, farmers, academics, lawyers and scientists from all across Canada, it attempts to answer the question of “Who owns Life?”
Funds for the CAP UCLA presentation provided by the Sally & William A. Rutter Endowment for the Performing Arts and the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.