Join two-time Governor General’s Literary Award nominee playwright Anna Chatterton as she reads from an excerpt from her solo play Quiver, followed by a Q and A, hosted by Intermission magazine.
Shy, fourteen-year-old Maddie wasn’t expecting to have to worry about taking care of herself just yet. Her sixteen-year-old party-girl sister Bea has scandalously moved in with their mom’s ex-boyfriend, and in turn their brassy mother Sheila has run straight to the comfort of another lover. Feeling abandoned and vulnerable, Maddie turns to her favourite superhero, Arrowette. Armed with a backpack filled with a bow and arrows, she embarks on a radical plan.
Tonight’s reading is connected with the publication of an article written for Intermission Magazine about Anna’s experience of performing a short run of Quiver in front of a live audience in the fall during the beginning of the second wave of the pandemic. Here is Anna’s Intermission article. This reading of Quiver is funded through the Playwright Guild of Canada PlayConnect program, hosted by Winterfest and Intermission magazine.
“I loved this play’s depiction of the sweetness, confusion, and anguish of adolescence and adulthood alike.”
– Chris Klippenstein, Mooney on Theatre