Quote Unquote Collective

Theatre company focussing on women's issues, feminism, physical theatre, and experimental performance forms.



Created by Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava and Cheyenne Scott
Co-produced by Nightwood Theatre, Quote Unquote Collective, and Why Not Theatre
NOW YOU SEE HER Premiered October 16-November 4, 2018 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

They are the invisible, the vanishing and the disappeared. In an insurrectionary outburst of original music, words and movement, six characters in Now You See Her explore some of the diverse ways women fade from sight in our culture. They sing, dance and thrust themselves into the elements as they travel through the seasons of their lives. Their voices are defiant. Their question is simple: why and how do we allow our power to disappear without a fight?

Now You See Her follows Quote Unquote Collective’s acclaimed international hit Mouthpiece.


NOW YOU SEE HER nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Costume Design & Outstanding Sound Design/Composition.

NOW YOU SEE HER named one of Toronto’s Top Ten Plays of 2018 in the Toronto Star

"General stories of sexual harassment, glass ceilings, the intensity of motherhood, and body image risk coming off with an after-school-special level of depth. But Now You See Her knows that making these stories personal takes it deeper, and its creators aren’t afraid to let those details show. "

"That’s where the real strength of Now You See Her lies…(it) layers perspectives on top of one another, especially by making the actor and the character visible at the same time.”

-TORONTO STAR (Carly Maga 3.5/4 Stars)

"Now You See Her embraces diversity in aesthetic, not just in its cast.”

-GLOBE AND MAIL (Kelly Nestruck)

"Now You See Her radiates wit, urgency, and theatricality"

-NOW MAGAZINE (José Teodoro NNNN’s)

"It would be difficult to overstate how brilliantly realized and intricately crafted Now You See Her is. Everything means something, even the most casual choices are revealed to contribute to the braid of the story. “

“If you’re not sure what theatre is for, anymore, this show will restore your faith in the art form."

-MOONEY ON THEATRE (S. Bear Bergman)

"Through text, movement, song and visual effects, the collective has crafted an extravaganza that is an assault on both the mind and the senses.”


Video shot and edited by Jared Raab

For touring/booking information please contact Taliesin McEnaney at taliesin@theatrewhynot.org


Photo of Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava and Cheyenne Scott, by Brooke Wedlock.

Thank you to the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support of this work.

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