Repost: The search for a woman’s lost voice in the vocal, physical, emotional tour de force Mouthpiece

I had the pleasure of revisiting Quote Unquote Collective’s Mouthpiece, presented by Nightwood Theatre and Why Not Theatre—and back by popular demand on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava’s stunning virtuosic performance rocked the packed house last night, receiving a standing ovation with sustained applause. The film version ofContinue reading “Repost: The search for a woman’s lost voice in the vocal, physical, emotional tour de force Mouthpiece”

Reclamation & salvation—stories of Black women’s lives told with candor, sass & humour in powerful, theatrical for colored girls

Karen Glave, d’bi.young anitafrika, Ordena Stephens-Thompson, Akosua Amo-Adem, Evangelia Kambites, Tamara Brown & SATE in for colored girls—photo by Cylla von Tiedemann   Soulpepper opened its production of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls who have committed suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, directed by Djanet Sears with assistance from Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, to aContinue reading “Reclamation & salvation—stories of Black women’s lives told with candor, sass & humour in powerful, theatrical for colored girls”

Shattering the silence with candor, rage & humour in the powerful, political, personal SILENCED

HERstory Counts introduced itself with a production of brave, poignant monologues written and performed by a diverse group of womyn* back in April at Red Sandcastle Theatre, promising that it was just the beginning. Now, HERstory Counts is back with its official inaugural production of SILENCED, opening last night to a packed house at RedContinue reading “Shattering the silence with candor, rage & humour in the powerful, political, personal SILENCED”

The search for a woman’s lost voice in the vocal, physical, emotional tour de force Mouthpiece

Nightwood Theatre opened its 2016-17 season at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre last week, with a unique double bill of Quote Unquote Collective’s Mouthpiece and Anna Chatterton’s Quiver. Mouthpiece was the second show I saw last night. Mouthpiece is a Dora award-winning Quote Unquote Collective production; created and performed by Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken,Continue reading “The search for a woman’s lost voice in the vocal, physical, emotional tour de force Mouthpiece”

The power of the voice – In A World…

I was very excited to see In A World… yesterday – and I’m here to tell ya, this movie is worth every ounce of praise it gets and then some. What initially attracted me was that the film is set in the world of the voice-over industry, which I have some familiarity with from myContinue reading “The power of the voice – In A World…”