The Shape of a Girl

In Shape of a Girl, Braidie must make a tough choice between standing by while her best friend bullies another student, or standing up for what's right but risking her friendship.

Braidie knows that to be a teenager is to often see very hideous behavior from your peers. For years Braidie's best friend has inflicted cruel and painful harassment on another classmate. Now, from the television and the papers, Braidie finds out about a shocking case in a nearby city.

Could this happen here? With wit, honesty and profound insight, Governor General Award winning playwright Joan MacLeod pulls us into a tough and complicated teenage world; a world where loyalty to a friend can have tragic results.


Themes: Social Justice, Anti-bullying, Personal Responsibility and Accountability, Friendship and Family

UPDATE: Anti-bullying workshops offered by renowned artist Marni Gillard. Marni has designed a workshop that helps children tell/write tales about changing intolerance in their everyday lives. Her work fits naturally with The Shape of a Girl and The Secret Life of Bees. Schedule Marni now by contacting her at or 518-381-9474. "MARNI'S WORK WITH YOUTH ON THIS TOPIC THROUGH THEIR PERSONAL STORIES IS NOTHING SHORT OF INSPIRATIONAL." Christine Sheehan, Director of Education

Curriculum Guide

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Recommended for 6th – 9th  grade
Running Time
50 min, plus Q&A
Thu, Nov 17 at 10:00am

Ticket Prices:

  • Individuals: $9 Adults, $8 for 17 & under
  • Groups: $7 Adults, $6 for 17 & under
The Shape of a Girl Thursday, November 17, 2011, 10:00 am
The Shape of a Girl Thursday, November 17, 2011, 12:15 pm
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