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About the Author
A graduate of Concordia University's Interdisciplinary Studies program, Lisa has had the pleasure of working for a wide variety of theatre companies (large and not so large) including: Quote Unquote Collective, Why Not Theatre, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare, Headstrong, Dauntless City Theatre, Shakespeare in the Rough, Theatre Smash, Nightwood Theatre, National Arts Centre, the Stratford Festival of Canada, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Often playing men and other mythical creatures, Lisa is also a teacher, choreographer, dancer, and director in addition to being an actor and mother. She relishes work that combines music, movement, and heightened language to create rawfully honest performative experiences.
Cheyenne Scott is Coast Salish of the Saanich Nation and a theatre artist with a focus on developing new Canadian works. Through impactful personal expression and storytelling, her work is an exploration and celebration of her Indigenous heritage. She strives to inform settlers with truth and, more importantly, honour the people of her community by creating vibrant characters that are full of life and hope. Having learned theatre through a colonial process, she is working to indigenize her practice. She is invested in the powerful voice of the youth and supporting their growth.
Norah Sadava is an award-winning director, writer, and performer. She is co-artistic director of the theatre company Quote Unquote Collective in Toronto. Norah has created and performed numerous productions including Mouthpiece (Coach House Books), which she co-wrote and has performed internationally for the last four years. Mouthpiece continues to be produced internationally and was adapted into a feature film in collaboration with acclaimed Canadian director Patricia Rozema. Now You See Her, which Norah co-wrote, directed, and performed, premiered in Toronto in 2018 to critical acclaim. Norah is currently working on Quote Unquote's next production Universal Child Care, set to premiere in 2021. A graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in California, Norah teaches theatre for both adults and young people. She lives in Toronto.
Amy Nostbakken is an award-winning director, writer, performer, and composer. She is co-artistic director of the theatre company Quote Unquote Collective in Toronto and core member of Theatre Ad Infinitum in the UK. She has created and composed numerous productions including The Big Smoke (2011), Ballad of the Burning Star (2013), Bucket List (2016), and Mouthpiece (2015) - which she directed, co-wrote, composed, and performed. Mouthpiece was published by Coach House Books and Oberon UK, and continues to tour internationally. It has been adapted into a feature film directed by Patricia Rozema. Now You See Her, which Amy co-wrote, directed, composed, and performed, premiered in Toronto. Amy currently lives in Toronto.