The Invention of Seeds
(1 m, 1f, 2 non-binary) Jessie and their father David 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, Jessie and David know something can’t be right. Meanwhile, a cargo truck overturns on I-70 and a baby GMO Seed falls out and meets the warm Indiana Soil. Together, the Seed and the Soil ask the Center of the Earth big questions about life itself, and with all the characters, we ask ourselves, “what if we are all seeds?”
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.