MAy 8-19, 2019
A new play from Governor General’s Literary Award nominee, Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
A TARRAGON THEATRE PRODUCTION
GREEN LIGHT ARTS
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.
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE, MATURE THEMES, NUDITY.
PLEASE NOTE: several performances of Guarded Girls are followed by FUEL events.
The Waterloo Region Record, May 10, 2019
Guarded Girls humanizes both sides of Canada’s correctional service
The Globe and Mail, April 4, 2019 | ★★★☆
Guarded Girls provides a bleak, painfully real window into life within the prison system
NOW Magazine, April 5, 2019 | NNNNN
Guarded Girls is a moving exploration of women in a maximum security prison
The Toronto Star, April 5, 2019 | ★★★☆
Guarded Girls’ look into women’s prison rewards author’s risks
Mooney on Theatre, April 4, 2019
A fascinating, keenly-observed new play by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman is now on stage in Toronto
Ludwig Van Toronto, Paula Citron, April 5, 2019
SCRUTINY | Tarragon Theatre's 'Guarded Girls' Is A Harsh Indictment Against The Prison System
In The Green Room, April 14, 2019
“Shaking Up Your Process, Trusting Your Instincts & Falling in Love with Theatre Again” In Conversation with writer Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman on GUARDED GIRLS at Tarragon
My Entertainment World, April 5, 2019
Tarragon’s new prison-set one-act from Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman thrives on the shoulders of an incredibly strong quartet of women and a compellingly twisty structure that races ahead and forces the audience to chase it.
$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
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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
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