'Selfie' at Théâtre la Seizième. Siona Gareau-Brennan, Julie Trépanier, Vincent Leblanc-Boudoin. Photo credit: Emily Cooper


By Christine Quintana

On the first day back to school, everything seems the same for Lili, her friend Anna, and her soccer star brother Chris. They are getting ready for another year where Lili and Chris share the spotlight and Anna takes on the supporting role. Another year which will go by without Anna and Chris admitting to the feelings they have for each other.

But nothing lasts forever. One wild party, one drink too many, and a camera phone are all you need to tip the scales. Propelled and reproduced by social media, a photo of Anna and Chris is being tried in the court of public opinion, and Lily must choose to either stand with her brother or her best friend – but what is truly right? Incisive and witty, Selfie is a powerful reflexion on sexual consent and self-promotion in this era of Instagram.

I was super lucky to work with a beautiful bilingual group of artists that developed the show with me in English and stayed with it through ‘til production, so I felt like my work was in great hands.

Featured Playwright Q & A with Christine QuintanaPlaywrights Guild of Canada

Production Details

1 Male

2 Female

55 minutes

Theatre for Young Audiences

Ages: 13-19

By Christine Quintana

February 3, 2011

PAST EVENT: Selfie – Rumble Theatre’s Tremors Festival (Vancouver, BC) August 16-25, 2018

January 13, 2011

PAST EVENT: Selfie – Young People’s Theatre (Toronto, ON) April 23 – May 11, 2018

Production History

Selfie was commissioned and created through Théâtre la Seizième’s Dramaturgy Development Program with a french translation by Gilles Poulin-Denis and under the direction of Rachel Peake. It premiered in March 2015.

Winner of the Sydney Risk Prize – Outstanding Script by an Emerging Playwright (Christine Quintana)

2015 Winner of a Jesse Richardson Award for ‘Outstanding Artistic Creation’ – director (Rachel Peake) Théâtre la Seizième.

2015 Jessie Richardson Awards: Selfie was also nominated for Outstanding Production (Théâtre la Seizième), Outstanding Design – sound design (Malcom Dow), Outstanding Design – set and costumes (Jennifer Stewart), Outstanding Design – video (Cande Andrade), Outstanding Original Script (Christine Quintana), Outstanding Artistic Achievement – translation (Gilles Poulin-Denis)

Selfie won 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2018 including Outstanding New Play in Theatre for Young Audiences Division

'Selfie' at Théâtre de la Seizième - Study Guide Cover

License this play? Contact