NOW YOU SEE HER at Buddies

by Justin Haley


There are times throughout the theatre year that pieces come along that remind you of the power of live theatre. The capacity it has to transform, to resonate, to somatically impact. NOW YOU SEE HER is that show. A profound, visceral and exquisite piece of theatre. So far our favourite of the year. Do yourself a favour and see Her.


Onstage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre | October 16-November 4, 2018

Produced by Nightwood Theatre, Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre

Created and performed by Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava and Cheyenne Scott

Directed byAmy NostbakkenandNorah Sadava

Nightwood Theatre, Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre are immensely proud to co-produce the World Premiere of Now You See Her. With a track record of successful collaboration, from supporting the first iteration of Quote Unquote’s Mouthpiece in the RISER Project in 2015, to its production in Nightwood Theatre’s 2016/17 and 2017/18 mainstage seasons, the relationship has been a fruitful one. Now, fresh from premiering the critically acclaimed adaptation of MOUTHPIECE as the Special Presentations Opening Night film at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Dora Award-winning artists Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava (Artists to Watch in Fall 2018 – NOW Magazine) have joined forces with Lisa Karen Cox, Maggie Huculak, Raha Javanfar, and Cheyenne Scott to create this incendiary new piece of 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?

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2:30pm

Opening Night: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Post-performance talkbacks: October 23, October 25 and October 30, 2018

TICKET PRICES: Pay What You Can Afford – $10 / $25 / $40 / $75

Tickets are available in person at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre box office (12 Alexander Street), at 416-975-8555, or at