Created and performed by Norah Sadava & Amy Nostbakken
Directed and Composed by Amy Nostbakken
A Nightwood Theatre presentation of a Quote Unquote Collective production in association with Why Not Theatre

April 11 - 22, 2018
Evening Performances at 8:00 PM
Matinee Performances at 2:30 PM

At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street

★★★★ – The Globe and Mail
★★★ ½ “An engrossing and virtuosic performance” – Toronto Star
★★★★ “A smart show, beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongues.” – The Guardian


WINNER, Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best New Canadian Play
WINNER, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
WINNER, Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Sound Design/Composition

Mouthpiece is a heart-wrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche, and a virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration. 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 harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within one modern woman’s head. Ranging from tender to merciless, with uncompromising precision, Mouthpiece magnifies a daughter’s contemplation of her mother, and becomes a rigorous investigation of womanhood itself.

Photo of Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava by Brooke Wedlock


Save the dates for our post-show talkbacks:
Tuesday, April 17 - 8:00pm - with award-winning film director Patricia Rozema
Wednesday, April 18 - 8:00pm - with Michele Landsberg OC, author, public speaker and social activist

For Women’s Theatre, The Game Has Changed – profile on Nightwood Theatre in The Globe and Mail, featuring a mention of Mouthpiece


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


Wednesday, April 11 - 8:00 PM *Preview
Thursday, April 12 - 8:00 PM *Opening - SOLD OUT
Friday, April 13 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 14 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 15 - 2:30 PM  

Tuesday, April 17 - 8:00PM *Post-show talkback with film director Patricia Rozema
Wednesday, April 18 - 8:00PM *Post-show talkback with social activist Michele Landsberg OC
Thursday, April 19 - 8:00PM
Friday, April 20 - 8:00PM
Saturday, April 21 - 8:00PM
Sunday, April 22 - 2:30 PM *Closing

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