Quote UnQuote Collective's upcoming nine person, multicultural, multi-lingual, multi-national mash-up of a capella voices screams for Universal Child Care. Part concert, part theatre play and self-consciously neither of these things, Universal Child Care will premiere in 2024.
Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava
CARE: Audio Collage
Listen to this aural peek inside Quote Unquote Collective’s Universal Child Care. Quote Unquote Collective artistic directors Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava crafted a soundscape of music, voices and stories sharing the world of their new work, Universal Child Care. International interviews from caregivers in Canada, Europe, Mexico, Japan and our own community of Santa Monica were conducted and translated by Vicky Araico, Lisa Karen Cox, Seiko Nakazawa, Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava. Additional mixing and mastering by Matt Smith. Love Letter from a Father performed by Akosua Amo-Adem, music composed and performed by Amy Nostbakken.
Featuring the voices of Molly Armstrong, Miali Coley, Martha Friendly, Ida Fugli, Saffiya Hasan, Tomoko Komura, Heidi Langille, Stacy McClendon, Sophia Mohamed, Seiko Nakazawa, Peter Nostbakken, Akane Ohori, Norma Perea Mauricio, Rose Plotek, Jeff Pinto, Nanaho, Noemi Ramos Lozano, Alma Rosa Camacho, Stefanie Sourial, Katie Swift, Meike VanGerwen, Mara Verlič, Mana Yumii, and Eleni Zaharopoulos
Mouthpiece on Stage
Watch the award-winning performance from the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland of Norah Sadava and Amy Nostbakken’s work Mouthpiece. The piece follows one woman (played by the co-artistic directors) for one day, as she tries to find her voice to deliver her mother’s eulogy. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality, two performers express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head.
Get to know the Quote UnQuote Collective
Hear Co-Artistic Directors Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava speak with Rob Bailis about their 2017 hit Mouthpiece and how the creative “devising” process they used for the live performance was reimagined and filmed by Director Patricia Rozema.
Quote Unquote Collective is a Canadian multi-disciplinary performance company that aims to work outside the boundaries of tradition and expectation. Engaging with urgent social and political themes, the company is founded on the firm belief that art and performance are tools to provoke conversation and change. 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. Defying conventions of style and form, the collective is built on the idea that individual ideas demand to be expressed through different forms, and should be expressed by whatever means necessary.
Made possible with the support of BroadStage, The Ontario Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts.