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Gertrude and Alice ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and The Independent Aunties

Playwrights: Anna Chatterton and Evalyn Parry
Performer: Anna Chatterton
Director: Karin Randoja


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


March 5th, 2016 – March 27th, 2016


A new work from acclaimed feminist theatre collective Independent Aunties exploring the lives, love, and legacy of queer icons Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas.

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 relationship, 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. (Buddies in Bad Times)


Evalyn Parry Performer
Anna Chatterton Performer

Creative Team

Anna Chatterton Playwright
Evalyn Parry Playwright
Karin Randoja Collaborator
Gertrude Stein Additional text
Alice B. Toklas Additional text
Karin Randoja Director
Karin Randoja Dramaturge
Trevor Schwellnus Set Designer
Trevor Schwellnus Projection Designer
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
Ming Wong Costume Designer
Christopher Stanton Sound Designer
Jenny So Prop Designer
Melissa Joakim Assistant Projection Designer
Helen Yung Workshop Designer
Soraya Peerbaye Workshop Dramaturge


Marlee Bygate Cutter
Christina Cicko Stage Manager
Charissa Wilcox Production Manager
Suzie Balogh Technician
Kilby Smith-McGregor Program Notes Design