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Now You See Her

Now You See Her

By Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava, Lisa Karen Cox, Raha Javanfar, Cheyenne Scott, and Maggie Huculak
Categories: Drama
Paperback : 9781552454046, 144 pages, July 2020
Expected to ship: 2020-07-21

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 by the Toronto Star.

They are the invisible, the vanishing, and the disappeared. In an insurrectionary outburst of original music, words, and movement, the 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 radiates wit, urgency, and theatricality. "

- José Teodoro NNNN's, Now Magazine

"Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava play both sides of Cass’ psyche in a quickfire, interrogative internal dialogue that’s full of other voices, feminist rage, confusion and songs – a humorous heteroglossia performed with virtuosic precision and flexibility. [. ..] It’s truly astounding stuff – searching and unsentimental. [. ..] Exquisitely polished and powerful show in which two performers portray one woman's psyche. "

- Anna Winter, The Stage

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

- Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail

"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. ” (3. 5/4 Stars)

- Carly Maga, Toronto Star

"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. "

- S. Bear Bergman, Mooney on Theatre


"It’s an engrossing and virtuosic performance, layered with meaning and culminating in a silent scream that any woke person — male, female or undefined by arbitrary binaries — will recognize from their own confused, complicated and conflicting mind. "

- Carly Maga, Toronto Star

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

- Paula Citron, Ludwig Van Toronto

"This is a show that points up the everyday sexism with which women contend but doesn’t spare the way we sometimes collude when it suits us or try so desperately to please. [. ..] [A] smart show, beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongues. "

- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian