One Yellow Rabbit Presents Quote Unquote Collective's
January 26 - 28, 2017 – 7:00 pm
January 29, 2017 – 2:00 pm
The West Village Theatre
2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Part of the 31st annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts
Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality – Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humorous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche.
Mouthpiece follows one woman for one day as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head.
Mouthpiece was nominated for six Dora Mavor Moore Awards and was the winner of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition. Mouthpiece made its world premiere at the Theatre Centre in Toronto in April 2015 and is touring across Canada throughout 2016 and 2017.
Quote Unquote Collective is a Toronto-based 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.
“Mouthpiece’s political triumph is equaled by its artistic one... Mouthpiece offers an expression of outrage at the conditioned suppression of female expression, and a requiem for all the women who have lived and died without knowing the capacity to express themselves freely.” - Dart Critics (St Catharines)
"Mouthpiece is a Masterpiece. Provocative and relevant, funny and horrifying, universal yet highly individualized, and deals beautifully with ugly issues. One of the strongest performances I’ve seen in Ottawa." - New Ottawa Critics (Ian Huffman)