Gertrude and Alice

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 forty-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.


Anna Chatterton

Karin Randoja is a multi-?award-?winning theatre artist who has directed and dramaturged devised performance for almost thirty years. She graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada (acting) and went on a to be a founding member of Primus Theatre and the Independent Aunties. She has also been the director/dramaturge of such plays as This Is The Point, huff by Cliff Cardinal (winner of multiple Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Quebec Critics’ Award, Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk and Innovation and the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize), Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera, My Nightmares Wear White (winner of the SummerWorks Spotlight Award for Performance) and numerous other performances that have been nominated for the Prix Rideau, Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and the Capital Critics Circle Award. Her work has been seen in Australia, Denmark, India, Italy, France, England, Japan and Mozambique. As a teacher/director she has been a faculty member at Humber College for nineteen years, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre for four years and was a guest instructor at the National Theatre School of Canada for seven years.


“Talent is talent is talent is talent, to echo Gertrude Stein’s well-known statement about a rose. You’ll find plenty of it, along with humour, satire and affection, in the Independent Aunties’ take on the lives and work of perhaps the best-known lesbian couple of the early 20th century, writer/thinker Gertrude Stein and her devoted partner, Alice B. Toklas.” —Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine


  • Governor General’s Literary Award 2018, Nominated
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    88 Pages
    8.50in * 5.50in * .50in


    March 12, 2018



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