Virginia Wolf (Ages 5 and up)

Little girl with a ferocious facial expression and wild hair

VIRGINIA WOLF (Ages 5 and up)


Adapted from the Governor General award-winning children’s story by Kyo Maclear,
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault and published by Kids Can Press
Adaptation by Cole Lewis
Images by Clelia Scala
Directed by Jessica Carmichael


Virginia is in a “wolfish” mood — growling, howling and acting very strange. It’s a funk so fierce, the whole household feels topsy-turvy. Her sister Vanessa tries everything she can think of to cheer her up, but nothing seems to work. Then Virginia tells her about an imaginary, perfect place called Bloomsberry. Armed with an idea, Vanessa begins to paint the bedroom walls, transforming them into a beautiful garden complete with a ladder and swing. So that what was down could climb up. Before long, Virginia too, has picked up a brush and undergoes a surprising transformation of her own.

Virginia Wolf is a poetic telling of what it is to deal with sometimes unwanted emotions. Playful in nature and rife with creativity and wonder, this heartwarming play reminds us of the importance of patience, support and love.

Coming soon!

Quebec Education Competencies

Some select Quebec Competencies found in this guide include:


English Language Arts

- To write self-expressive, narrative, and information-based texts
- To read and listen to literary, popular, and information-based texts
- To represent his/her literacy in different media
- To use language to communicate and learn


Cross-Curricular Competencies

- To use information
- To solve problems
- To use creativity
- To construct his/her identity
- To cooperate with others
- To communicate appropriately


Arts Education - Dramatic Arts Competencies

- To invent short scenes
- To appreciate dramatic works, personal productions, and those of classmates


Arts Education - Visual Arts Competencies

- To produce individual works in the visual arts
- To produce media works in the visual arts