Michaela Washburn. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

Guarded Girls

By Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

The psychological destruction brought on by solitary confinement is at the heart of this wrenching and powerful new play. When 19-year-old Sid is transferred to a new prison, she finds friendship with Britt — but also forms a complicated relationship with the guard who seems to be watching their every move. Soon, it’s the guard who’s being watched, and this playful, theatrical, mysterious work heads toward its shocking conclusion.

★★★/4 "(Guarded Girls) cunningly unfolds... like a time-lapse depiction of the torture of solitary confinement"

The Globe and Mail

NNNN - "A moving exploration of the lives of women surviving in a maximum security prison... The piece builds spectacularly."

NOW Magazine

★★★/4 - "The story is worth the ride."

Toronto Star

Production Details

4 Female

90 minutes

By Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

Purchase Play Script

April 4, 2011

PAST EVENT: Guarded Girls – Green Light Arts, Tarragon Theatre (Kitchener, ON) May 8-19, 2019

March 29, 2011

PAST EVENT: Guarded Girls – Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) March 26 – May 5, 2019

Production History

Originally commissioned by Green Light Arts, Guarded Girls had its world premiere at Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, in association with Green Light Arts in March 2019. The production went on to be presented by Green Light Arts at the Registry Theatre, Kitchener.

Vivien Endicott Douglas & Columpa Bobb. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

Michaela Washburn. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann

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