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Universal Child Care ()

Produced by

BroadStage and Nightwood Theatre and Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Book: Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava
Music: Amy Nostbakken
Lyrics: Amy Nostbakken
Director: Amy Nostbakken
Playwrights: Norah Sadava and Akosua Amo-Adem and Amy Nostbakken and Seiko Nakazawa and Vicky Araico and Stephanie Sourial


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


February 13th, 2024 – February 25th, 2024


Witness the sheer power and force of the unaccompanied human voice in the newest work from Quote Unquote Collective. Part concert, part theatre play (and self-consciously neither of those things), the ensemble screams about the lack of affordable child care and growing inequalities while comparing different approaches to child care around the globe. (


Mónica Garrido Huerta Performer
Joema Frith Performer
Germaine Konji Performer
Alex Samaras Performer
Norah Sadava Performer
Fiona Sauder Performer
Anika Venkatesh Performer
Takako Segawa Performer

Creative Team

Amy Nostbakken Book
Norah Sadava Book
Amy Nostbakken Music
Amy Nostbakken Lyrics
Amy Nostbakken Director
Norah Sadava Story
Akosua Amo-Adem Story
Amy Nostbakken Story
Seiko Nakazawa Story
Vicky Araico Story
Stephanie Sourial Story
Mónica Garrido Huerta Jokes
Orian Michaeli Choreographer
André Du Toit Lighting Designer
Alex Samaras Music Director
Lorenzo Savoini Set Designer
Michelle Tracey Set Designer
Matt Smith Additional Sound Design
Matt Smith Sound Consultation
potatoCakes_digital Projection Designer
Christine Ting-Huan 挺歡 Urquhart Costume Designer
Mad LeBlanc Assistant Costume Designer


Tara Mohan Stage Manager
Victoria Wang Assistant Stage Manager
Jess Forrest Sound Engineer
Jenna Harris Producer
Najla Nubyanluv Additional Production Support
Michelle Yagi Consulting Producer
Kelly Read Consulting Producer
Crystal Lee Production Supervisor
Carlos Varela Serra Production Manager
Josh Vlodarchyk Head Technician
Finn Browne Head Technician
Ben Junor House Technician


Daniel Bennett Director of Production
Lynanne Sparrow Producer
Laurie Merredew Assistant Producer
Brayden Crawford Technical Director
Meg Woods Assistant Production Manager
Marshall Kidd Assistant Technical Director
Anthony Allan Assistant Technical Director
Ian Kowalski Production Coordinator
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties