Created and performed by Norah Sadava & Amy Nostbakken
Directed and Composed by Amy Nostbakken
A Nightwood Theatre presentation of a Quote Unquote Collective production
Presented as a double bill with Quiver

WINNER, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
WINNER, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition

Runs: October 21 - November 6, 2016
at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto ON, M4Y 1B4

“I love this piece. I loved the creativity of it; the emotional power of it and the movement that spoke volumes in silence.” – LYNN SLOTKIN

A harrowing, humorous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche. In the wake of her mother’s death, Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Interweaving a cappella harmonies, dissonance, text and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression.

The performance runs 60 minutes


Created and performed by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken
Directed by Amy Nostbakken
Movement direction and dramaturgy by Orian Michaeli
Lighting Design by Andre Du Toit
Sound Design by James Bunton
All music is original composition by Amy Nostbakken


Quote Unquote Collective is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary performance company that aims to work outside the boundaries of tradition and expectation. Engaging with urgent social and political themes, the company is founded on the firm belief that art and performance are tools to provoke conversation and change. Co-founders Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, who both have a strong background in physical theatre and music, have joined forces to produce work in a variety of genres and disciplines as a means to make new, experimental, and provocative performance work that ignites conversation within the community and the world at large. Defying conventions of style and form, the collective is built on the idea that individual ideas demand to be expressed through different forms, and should be expressed by whatever means necessary.

MOUTHPIECE premiered as part of the RISER Project
a collaborative producing model presented by Why Not Theatre
with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and Canadian Heritage.
Nigthwood Theatre is a senior partner of the RISER Project and contributed towards the development of Mouthpiece.


Performance times are at 7 and 8:30 pm Tuesday to Saturday, and on Sundays at 2 and 3:30 pm. These shows can be seen either as a double-bill on the same night, or separately. The shows rotate order from day to day so make sure to check the schedule to confirm the performance date and time.

          Friday, October 21 – 7pm Mouthpiece - 8:30 Quiver
          Saturday, October 22 – 7pm Quiver – 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Sunday, October 23 – 2pm Mouthpiece – 3:30 Quiver

          Tuesday, October 25 – 7pm Quiver – 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Wednesday, October 26 – 2pm Mouthpiece (no performance of Quiver on this day)
          Thursday, October 27 – 7pm Quiver – 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Friday, October 28 – 7pm Mouthpiece – 8:30 Quiver
          Saturday, October 29 – 7pm Quiver – 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Sunday, October 30 – 2pm Mouthpiece – 3:30 Quiver

          Tuesday, November 1 – 7pm Quiver – 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Wednesday, November 2 – 7pm Mouthpiece, 8:30 Quiver
          Thursday, November 3 – 7pm Quiver, 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Friday, November 4 – 7pm Mouthpiece, 8:30 Quiver
          Saturday, November 5 – 7pm Quiver, 8:30 Mouthpiece
          Sunday, November 6 – 2pm Mouthpiece, 3:30 Quiver

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