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× The Shape of a Girl
A Tarragon Acoustic Production in association with PlayME Podcast's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley
February 28, 2021 2:30 PM – March 14, 2021 11:59 PM (listen anywhere anytime)

Written by: Joan MacLeod
Directed by: Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster
Sound Design, Edit and Audio Mix by: Deanna Choi

Featuring: Jenny Young

In an imaginary letter to an absent older brother, Braidie struggles to understand the torture and killing of a teenage girl by a group of her school-mates. MacLeod’s young protagonist enters all the bright open avenues of peer-group play and the dark blind alleys of individual and collective terror, as she discovers within herself both the capacity for and the conflict between impulses of good and evil.

The Shape of a Girl (2001) was commissioned by Green Thumb Theatre for Young People, and first produced at Alberta Theatre Projects, as part of its playRites Festival, with Jenny Young as Braidie, and directed by Patrick McDonald. The Shape of a Girl has been produced more than thirty times, and translated into eight languages. Joan joined the Playwrights Unit at Tarragon in 1985, and remained as playwright-in-residence here for seven years.

The Shape of a Girl was first produced at Tarragon in March 2002.

Pre-purchased Acoustic subscriptions and tickets will receive an email on the opening day of the play (Feb 28) with instructions on how to access it and any associated bonus content. Subscriptions and tickets purchased after the opening day (Feb 28) will receive the access information email within 24 hours of purchase.

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