Upintheair Theatre Presents...
Inside the Seed
Jessie Richardson Awards 2014
Winner: Outstanding New Script
Winner: Outstanding Direction – Small Theatre
Nomination: Outstanding Production of a Play – Small Theatre
Nomination: Significant Artistic Achievement – Small Theatre
Nomination: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role – Small Theatre
Foster Bryant is a brilliant scientist who has made a startling discovery, which he imagines is destined to save a world teetering on the inevitable catastrophic consequences of extreme overpopulation. He has genetically modified a new strain of rice to ease the suffering of starving and malnourished people across the globe. In the process, his humble corporation has blossomed into the world’s single-largest agribusiness conglomerate. Now, Foster will ship his grain to Africa - free of charge - to save his fellow global citizens. And there is another lifelong dream on the way to being fulfilled: he is about to become a father.
But evidence is starting to arise implicating the grain in a serious genetic birth defect. With the clock ticking on his enormous shipment, with three recalcitrant African nations as of yet unwilling to allow his rice across their borders, with a powerful Senate aide insisting that Foster inherited toxic Army contracts that he must honour through his last hostile takeover, and with potential disaster looming on the most intimate possible front – his unborn child - Foster plunges down the rabbit-hole in a desperate bid to uncover the truth that lies inside the seed…
Inside The Seed was a proud recipient of a Residency at the Cultch in 2012, and benefited from the donation of space in the VanCity Culture Lab to develop the script and design concepts.
Inside The Seed was presented as part of the Vancouver East Cultural Centre's 2013-14 season, October 2-12, 2013 in the VanCity Culture Lab. The show was nominated for 5 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and received 2 for Direction and Best New Play!
Playwright: Jason Patrick Rothery
Director: Richard Wolfe*
Assistant Director: Daniel Martin
Sceneography: Jergus Oprsal
Costume Design: Florence Barrett
Sound Design: Jordan Watkins
Cast in order of appearance:
Mia K Ingimundson*
*Appears with permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association
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