Written & Performed by Anna Chatterton
Directed by Andrea Donaldson
A single mother and her rebellious teenage daughter collide when a love interest comes between them, leaving 14-year-old Maddie caught in the crossfire. Armed with little more than a microphone, a laptop, and a vocal processor, writer-performer Anna Chatterton masterfully creates a sonic landscape to tell this dark and deliciously funny story of a passionate and imperfect family in this virtuosic solo performance.
“A brilliant and brave play.” – JUDITH THOMPSON
“Chatterton’s play …goes behind closed doors of a salacious family event, while straddling the line between humour and tragedy. Chatterton infuses this potentially traumatizing story with plenty of humour in both her writing and performance…. Chatterton’s presence onstage is undeniable and endlessly watchable.” ~ Carly Maga – The Star
“innovative staging and raw storytelling power … a creative and profoundly moving exploration of the female voice.…an extremely cutting-edge night at the theatre…. Chatterton’s facial expressions do an excellent job of portraying each character distinctly… I loved this play’s depiction of the sweetness, confusion, and anguish of adolescence and adulthood alike… often playful, often painful, and always deeply human.” ~ CHRIS KLIPPENSTEIN Mooney On Theatre
Anna Chatterton is a playwright, librettist and performer.Her play Within the Glass was recently produced at Tarragon Theatre where she is a playwright in residence. Anna performed her solo show Quiver at Theatre Aquarius (TA2 Studio series), which will also be produced by Nightwood Theatre in the fall.
She was recently awarded a Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. She co-writes and performs with the Independent Aunties whose latest play Gertrude and Alice received Dora Nominations for Outstanding New Play and for Best Ensemble.
Anna is the Playwright-in-Residence at Nightwood Theatre this season and has been a playwright in residence at the National Theatre School of Canada. Anna ran the Write from the Hip program at Nightwood Theatre for five years and has taught at Soulpepper Theatre and Young People’s Theatre.
Oct. 21 – Nov. 7/16 – Buddies in Bad Times (presented by Nightwood Theatre) – Toronto, ON