Guarded Girls

MAy 8-19, 2019

A new play from Governor General’s Literary Award nominee, Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann. Featuring Columpa Bobb, Michaela Washburn, Virgilia Griffith and Vivien Endicott-Douglas.


Sid has been transferred to prisons all over the country because she has been labelled as "bad". Brit is in for something she claims she didn’t do. Kit has made some “bad choices” and is tormented by her secrets. The Guard has a job to do. Meanwhile, kids are growing up, waiting for bad moods to pass, and for their parents to come home.

This powerful new work by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman reveals the complex ways in which our prison system affects generations of women and how thin the line can be that separates those of us who are on the inside vs. those of us who are on the outside of Corrections.

Guarded Girls was originally commissioned by Green Light Arts to humanize women navigating both sides of Canada’s Corrections system. Both Tarragon Theatre and Green Light Arts developed the play. Tarragon Theatre produced the World Premiere in Toronto, April 2019.


PLEASE NOTE: several performances of Guarded Girls are followed by FUEL events.


$30 | General Admission (plus HST)
$22 | Student / Senior (65+) (plus HST)
* Please bring ID with you to the theatre



The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick St
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9


FREE PARKING in the Region of Waterloo lot beside The Registry (weekdays after 5 pm, all day Saturday and Sunday)


The Registry Theatre has an elevator at the side of the theatre to accommodate persons using mobility assistance devices.  Please contact Carin Lowerison (email: | phone: 226-444-8011) to coordinate the details of your visit and/or alert the Front of House staff that you require the use of the elevator.

Creative Team

Written by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Directed by Richard Rose
Set & Costume Design by Joanna Yu
Lighting Design by André Du Toit
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne
Stage Management by Natasha Bean-Smith
Assistant Direction by Audrey Dwyer
Assistant Designer for Set & Costumes Julia Kim
Intimacy and Fight Direction by Siobhan Richardson
Original Dramaturgy by Matt White

Starring Columpa Bobb, Michaela Washburn, Vivien Endicott-Douglas, Virgilia Griffith

Local Deals

  • Bring your ticket or program to TWH Social and get 20% OFF the entire menu.

  • Coming from out-of-town? Book a room at the beautiful Walper Hotel for $149 + HST with our corporate rate (code: GREENLIGHT).

  • Clients of Queen Street Yoga get General Admission tickets for only $20! In-person sales only.

  • Get $5 OFF the next TheMuseum After Dark event featuring an evening with Margaret Atwood with promo code: MUSFRIEND

  • We are excited to be selling Cons N Kernels popcorn at concession during the run. Popcorn so good, it’s criminal.

Funders and Partners


Funding for the initial development and 2015 & 2016 workshops of Guarded Girls was provided by Canada Council for the Arts and the Waterloo Region Arts Fund. Tarragon Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Stavro Family Foundation towards the World Premiere in Toronto.