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Gertrude and Alice ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Playwrights: Anna Chatterton and Evalyn Parry
Director: Karin Randoja

Conceived and Created by The Independent Aunties


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


September 15th, 2018 – October 7th, 2018


Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them. The couple recounts stories of their 40-year marriage, of meetings with iconic artists and writers, and of Alice’s overwhelming, consuming devotion to Gertrude’s genius. Before they leave, they want to find out what has become of their artistic and cultural influence, and how their lives and work are – or are not – remembered.

One of the most significant and contentious female voices in the 20th century, Gertrude Stein rose to international notoriety with her memoir The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas. She influenced a generation of artists and writers, but her own work remains hotly debated for its controversial and sometimes contradictory statements. Her genius, however, was unquestioned by her partner Alice B Toklas, who dedicated her life to supporting the work of the woman she loved. (


Anna Chatterton Performer
Evalyn Parry Performer

Creative Team

Anna Chatterton Playwright
Evalyn Parry Playwright
Karin Randoja Director
Karin Randoja Dramaturge
Gertrude Stein Additional Text
Alice B. Toklas Additional Text
Sherri Hay Set Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Ming Wong Costume Designer
Karin Randoja Composer
Aleda Deroche Sound Designer


Matti Pulki Accordian


Christina Cicko Stage Manager
Matt Armour Crew
Mike Dowdell Crew
James Kendal Crew
Ian Kelly Crew
Shane MacKinnon Crew
Ashlee Marcus Crew
Sebastian Marziali Crew
Aidan Shepherd Crew
Craig Smith Metal Work
Diana Lopez Soto Metal Work
Ashlee Marcus Embroidery Work
Kilby Smith-McGregor Cahier Design
Marlee Bygate Cutter


Amber Pattison House Technician
Charissa Wilcox Production Manager
Adrien Whan Technical Director