The Shape of A Girl will be available via video on demand from Dec. 4 at 7pm until Dec. 6 at midnight. Ticket reservations will be available soon through ShowTix4U.com.
THE SHAPE OF A GIRL
Written by Joan MacLeod
Directed by Sabrina Weinstein
“A Girl in the shape of a Monster. A Monster in the shape of a Girl.”
1997, Victoria, British Columbia—Reena Virk, a fourteen-year-old girl is murdered by her peers in a case that shook the nation. A year later, fifteen-year-old Braidie becomes obsessed with this case, but not for sympathy for the victim—because she sees something in herself that resonates with the teenage killers. Horrified by this, Braidie plunges into her memories and takes us on a journey through her life—from playing ponies to afterschool smoking—and discovers the increasing ostracization and violence towards one of Braidie’s own peers at the hands of her and her friends.
Accentuated by the voices of Braidie’s past, this filmed one-woman show is ultimately a lesson in privilege and accountability, and how we as a society can take the first step towards justice.
Braidie: Hannah Spracklin
The Voice of Sofie: Lagan Maheshwari
The Voice of Adrienne: Mei Cheng
The Voice of Amber: Brynn Bonne
Set Design: Alison Starkey
Costume Design: Abigail Lewis
Lighting Design: Rida Ahmad
Sound Design: Rida Ahmad and Alison Starkey
Editor: Sabrina Weinstein
Stage Manager: Oriana Di Nucci
Directing Instructor: Baņuta Rubess
Design Instructors: Janice Fraser and Snezana Pesic
Manager, Theatre Operations: Ariel Martin-Smith
Technical Director: Andrew Leeke
Production Manager: Janice Fraser
Communications & Events Officer: Tara Maher
Soulpepper Theatre, Abby Esteireiro, The UC Follies, and the entirety of the CDTPS