news | Thursday September 25, 2014
The Montreal English Theatre Awards, or METAs, are a set of peer-juried awards that recognize and celebrate the artistic work that is outstanding in Montreal English Theatre.
This year, Seeds seems to have swept the nominations! Seeds was staged in 2013 by Porte Parole and the Centaur Theatre. Written by Annabel Soutar, Seeds offers perhaps the most balanced presentation of the Percy Schmeiser vs. Monsanto court case – a trial that brought to light farming practices and problems related to GMOs. A piece of “documentary theatre,” Seeds uses court transcripts and verbatim interviews as the basis of its thoughtful script.
The venerable Eric Peterson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Performance by an Actor; Tanja Jacobs for Outstanding Supporting Performance by an Actress; Alex Ivanovici for Outstanding Supporting Performance by an Actor; Julie Fox for Outstanding Set Design; Richard Feren for Outstanding Sound Design; and the play as a whole for Outstanding Professional Production.
See the full list of nominees here.
Congratulations to everyone involved with this fantastic, thought-provoking play!