Profound loss has the power to take away your breath, words–and even your voice. The arts provide a productive way to find meaning in these events and offer visions for movement forward. The following show masterfully articulates themes about mother-daughter relationships and womanhood, particularly for those working their way through the maze of the past, present and future.
Sensational Hit at 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents MOUTHPIECE, a production by Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre for a four-night engagement from Wednesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the Royce Hall Rehearsal Room, UCLA.
A sensation and undisputed hit at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, MOUTHPIECE follows the journey of one woman for the duration of a day as she struggles to find her voice after her mother’s death.
Toronto-Based Multidisciplinary Performance Company
The brainchild of Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, co-founders of Quote Unquote Collective, a Toronto-based multidisciplinary performance company that actively engages with urgent social and political themes, MOUTHPIECE is a virtuosic display of physical ingenuity and vocal orchestration.
“A smart show beautifully put together and performed, and one that speaks up for all the women who daily bite their tongue” (Guardian), MOUTHPIECE resonates with audiences and critics alike for its deeply engaging, heart-wrenching, and humorous journey into the female psyche.
Seamlessly combining a capella harmonies, dissonance, text and physical movements, the performing duo express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression. Ranging from moments of tenderness to moments of mercilessness, with uncompromising precision, MOUTHPIECE magnifies a daughter’s contemplation of her mother and becomes a rigorous investigation of womanhood itself.
CAP UCLA Ticket and Series Information
Are you interested in going to this thought-provoking production by Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance? Tickets for $49 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101, Ticketmaster and the UCLA Central Ticket Office.
CAP UCLA’s Theater series continues with Andrew Dawson: Space Panorama and Spirit of the Ring (Feb. 21–22, Royce Hall Rehearsal Room), Carrie Mae Weems: Past Tense(March 8, The Theatre at Ace Hotel), CAP UCLA in association with Center Theatre Group presents The White Album by Joan Didion by Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera (April 5–7, Freud Playhouse).