Written and Performed by Anna Chatterton
Directed by Andrea Donaldson
Produced by Nightwood Theatre
Presented as a double bill with Mouthpiece

“A brilliant and brave play.” – JUDITH THOMPSON

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

A single mother and a rebellious teenage daughter collide when a love interest comes between them, leaving 14 year old Maddie caught in the crossfire. Armed with little more than a microphone, laptop and vocal processor, writer-performer Anna Chatterton crafts and controls a sonic landscape in a masterful performance. A dark, delicious comedy about a passionate and imperfect family.



Written and performed by Anna Chatterton
Directed by Andrea Donalson
Sound Design by Mike Rinaldi
Set Design by Kelly Wolf
Lighting Design by André du Toit
Assistant Directed by Laura Ellis


Anna Chatterton is a librettist, playwright and performer. Her play Within the Glass received its premiere produced by Tarragon Theatre in January 2016, where she is a Playwright-in-Residence. Anna is a member of this season’s playwrights unit at Alberta Theatre Projects, where she is developing a play about cowgirls.

Anna writes and performs with the acclaimed feminist theatre collective Independent Aunties (with Evalyn Parry and Karin Randoja). The Aunties have created six shows together, produced by Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the Theatre Centre.

The Aunties most recent play Gertrude and Alice was co-produced with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and received 2016 Dora nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Anna was named Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Alice in The Toronto Theatre Critics Awards. Gertrude and Alice will be published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2018.

As a librettist Anna’s work has been commissioned and produced by Canadian Opera Company, Tapestry Opera, World Stage/Harbourfront Centre, The Banff Centre, Theatre Centre, Urbanvessel, Voice ++ Festival, and The Sound Symposium. Stitch (composer Juliet Palmer) was nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Opera and Anna has been nominated three times for the K.M. Hunter Award for Theatre.

Her opera Rocking Horse Winner with Scottish composer Gareth Williams was premiered by Tapestry Opera this summer. Upcoming: Sweat for Center for Contemporary Opera (NYC), The Man Who Married Himself (Toronto Masque Theatre), and acting in Princess, written and directed by Sky Gilbert.

Anna has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University.


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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