Shadow Girls


Co-created by Claren Grosz & Keshia Palm
Co-produced by Blank Canvas
with support from the Gladstone Hotel
April 25-May 6, 2018
The Gladstone Hotel, Room 207

Pencil Kit Productions partners with the Gladstone Hotel and grassroots artist collective Blank Canvas to produce Shadow Girls, a theatrical production scored entirely with overhead projector art. Presented in an intimate twenty-seat room in the Gladstone, Shadow Girls envelops audience members in transformative, otherworldly images as it details the relationship of Maggie and Amelia: two women whose attempts at an intimate relationship are complicated by a fraught mutual history involving years of separation following an adolescent hook-up-and-break-up. Projectionists manipulate the 360 degree projections in real time in front of the audience alongside the performance-- the result is experiential. Saturated with rich imagery and intimate moments, Shadow Girls is a sensuous presentation of a queer love story. 

Photos by Claudia Yang


Keshia Palm - Co-Creator
Claren Grosz - Co-Creator / Director / Producer
Elyse Waugh - Projectionist / Assistant Producer
Sofia Rodriguez - Maggie
Liz Der - Amelia
Claudia Yang - Projectionist
Taylor Young - Projectionist
Sydney Herauf - Assistant Director


Girls of Shadows Past

Shadow Girls has undergone two workshops with public performances including the 38th Annual Rhubarb Festival. It has been developed with the help of many talented women: Maya Findlay, Jocelyne Lamarche, Kathleen O'Reilly, and Jackie Rowland


Shadow Girls is written with support by the Toronto Arts Council with funding from the City of Toronto.