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.
"GRIPPING... A COMPLEX DRAMA WITH THORNY MORAL ISSUES" - The New York Times
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|Recommended for 6th – 9th grade|
ARTS, ELA, SOCIAL ISSUES
50 min, plus Q&A
|Thu, Nov 17 at 10:00am|
- 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|