Now You See Her
October 16 - November 4

From the creators of the acclaimed international hit Mouthpiece.

Quote Unquote Collective + Nightwood Theatre + Why Not 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?

photo of Raha Javanfar by Tanja-Tiziana

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A Quote Unquote Collective, Nightwood Theatre and Why Not Theatre co-production


co-director / creator / performer / composer AMY NOSTBAKKEN
co-director / creator / performer NORAH SADAVA
choreographer ORIAN MICHAELI
sound design JAMES BUNTON
lighting design ANDRE DU TOIT
set + costume design JUNG-HYE KIM
live sound engineer AMY FORT
additional composers MOTION + DJ L’OQENZ, RAHA JAVANFAR
stage manager TARA MOHAN
creative contributors ÉMILIE MONNET + NATASHA MUMBA


Tuesday, October 16 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Wednesday, October 17 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Thursday, October 18 // 8:00 PM (opening night)
Friday, October 19 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 20 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 21 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, October 23 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 24 // 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 25 // 8:00 PM
Friday, October 26 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 27 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, October 27 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 28 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, October 30 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 31 // 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 1 // 8:00 PM
Friday, November 2 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, November 3 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 4 // 2:30 PM

Quote Unquote Collective is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary performance company that aims to work outside the boundaries of tradition and expectation. Engaging with urgent social and political themes, co-founders Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, who both have a strong background in physical theatre and music, have joined forces to produce work in a variety of genres and disciplines as a means to make new, experimental, and provocative performance work that ignites conversation within the community and the world at large.


As Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women. Founded in 1979, Nightwood Theatre has created and produced award-winning plays, which have won Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers, Trillium and Governor General’s Awards. The company is led by Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown, who have received public acclaim in artistic excellence, advocacy, and their successful training and development of emerging female talent.

Buddies’ audiences will remember Nightwood from their epic production of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad in 2012 and 2013, Diane Flacks’ Unholy in 2017, their presentation of Quote Unquote Collective’s Mouthpiece in 2016 and 2017, and Audrey Dwyer’s Calpurnia in 2018. Our two companies have enjoyed a decades-long relationship, dating all the way back to the 1980 Rhubarb Festival and including such hits as Diane Flacks’ Bear with Me and Maja Ardal’s HER2.


Why Not Theatre is an agile, international theatre company based in Toronto, Canada, rooted in the values of innovation, community, and collaboration. Our work is inventive, cross-cultural, and reflects our passion for the exploration of difference. We challenge the status quo, by examining what stories are being told, and who is telling them. More than just a theatre company, we develop creative strategies to build a healthier and stronger arts ecology. We MAKE and tour critically-acclaimed and award-winning new work, SHARE resources with other companies and artists to produce and tour their work, and PROVOKE change through new producing models and the presentation of work for new audiences. We are led by a core team of Founding Artistic Director Ravi Jain, Managing Director Owais Lightwala, and Executive Producer Kelly Read.


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Admittance to Now You See Her is restricted to people 16 years of age or older.  For more information contact victoria@nightwoodtheatre.net.

Audience Warnings

  • Aggressive and sustained strobe light
  • Nudity
  • Audience blinders


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

In order to ensure accessibility, Quote Unquote Collective, Nightwood Theatre, and Why Not Theatre invite you to Pay-What-You-Can-Afford. You can pick any one of four prices—$10, $25, $40, $75—whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you can afford to pay for your ticket and book your seat. Prices are inclusive of HST.

For more information, including Group Rates and Ticketing Policies, click here.