For Presenters

If you are interested in presenting one of our productions, please get in touch.

In Canada

Joël Richard
Director of Development and Public Funding, Porte Parole
Tel: (514) 264-0404
jrichard@porteparole.org

 

For communications issues or questions, please contact:

Raphaëlle Aubin
Communications Officer, Porte Parole
Tel: (514) 842-8883
communications@porteparole.org

 

For technical issues or questions, please contact:

Normand Vincent, Production Manager, Porte Parole
nvincent@porteparole.org.

 

In the U.S.

Laurelle Favreau
gamisimonds.com/contact/

The Watershed

The Watershed is Porte Parole’s most recent collaboration with Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and acclaimed director Chris Abraham.

In this sprawling political story – but also Annabel Soutar’s most personal documentary to date – a Montreal theatre artist leads her own family on a cross-country journey, investigating the forces that are shaping the future of our natural resources.  Encountering leading freshwater scientists, government officials, activists and business leaders along the way, The Watershed captures Canada in a moment of acute political reflection in an increasingly polarized landscape.

  • Playwright Annabel Soutar
  • Director Chris Abraham
  • Associate Director Andrew Kushnir
  • Assistant to the Playwright Elle Thoni
  • Set and Costume Designer Julie Fox
  • Lighting Design Kimberly Purtell
  • Sound Design Thomas Ryder Payne
  • Projections Designer Denyse Karn
  • Cast Bruce Dinsmore, Alex Ivanovici, Tanja Jacobs, Tara Nicodemo, Ngozi Paul, Eric Peterson, Amelia Sargisson, Kristen Thomson
  • Stage Manager Merissa Tordjman
  • Apprentice Stage Manager Angeline St. Amour
  • Technical Director Normand Vincent

Photos

  • Photo: Eric Peterson, Alex Ivanovici, Ngozi Paul, Bruce Dinsmore, Amelia Sargisson, Tanja Jacobs, Tara Nicodemo
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    Photo: Guntar KravisEric Peterson, Alex Ivanovici, Ngozi Paul, Bruce Dinsmore, Amelia Sargisson, Tanja Jacobs, Tara Nicodemo
  • Photo: Tara Nicodemo, Bruce Dinsmore, Amelia Sargisson, Ngozi Paul, Tanja Jacobs
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    Photo: Guntar KravisTara Nicodemo, Bruce Dinsmore, Amelia Sargisson, Ngozi Paul, Tanja Jacobs
  • Photo: Tanja Jacobs, Kristen Thomson, Amelia Sargisson, Ngozi Paul, Alex Ivanovici, Bruce Dinsmore
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    Photo: Guntar KravisTanja Jacobs, Kristen Thomson, Amelia Sargisson, Ngozi Paul, Alex Ivanovici, Bruce Dinsmore

Seeds

Seeds is a dramatic re-enactment of the 4-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.

  • 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

Photos