The Invention of Seeds
David and his child Jessie run a small family farm in rural Indiana. When a private investigator hired by the multinational seed corporation iGrow knocks on their door demanding information, David knows something can’t be right. THE INVENTION OF SEEDS is a multidisciplinary performance work (puppetry! sculpture! theatre!) that follows the battle of small farmers against giant seed corporations over whether life itself is invent-able.
This project is in development. Additional support is needed for development, world premiere, and touring.
An early reading of excerpts took place on April 24, 2021, at the PG County Publick Playhouse, produced by Groundwater Arts.
The first developmental workshop and reading of this project took place at the REACH at the Kennedy Center, through a social impact residency in April 2022, produced by Groundwater Arts.
Annalisa participated in an artistic residency at The Ringling in Sarasota, Florida in May 2022 in support of this piece. A public reading was held on May 21, 2022.
A reading of this project was featured at the Catalyst New Play Festival at Mosaic Theatre in January 2023.