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SCHOOL GIRLS

OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY

How far would you go to be queen bee?
 

The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Ghana Pageant. But a new student captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and the previously hive-minded students. Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.
 

WINNER OF A 2018 LORTEL AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
2018 DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER

 
 

MARCH 16 - APRIL 14, 2019

by Jocelyn Bioh
directed by Shá Cage

runtime: TBA
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Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Audio Described & ASL Interpreted

April 4, 7:30 p.m.

PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY

PC: Dan Norman Photography

REVIEWS

“Bioh’s script is hilarious and a searing takedown over the ideals that can cause young women to tear each other apart, and provides keen insights into the vicious cycle of bullying and judgmental behavior."
-MPLS/ST. PAUL MAGAZINE

"With the remount of “The Wolves” and this production of “Mean Girls,” the Jungle is dipping more than a toe into the teen-female experience this season. Good for them. And good for us."
-TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS


 

CAST 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director
Shá Cage (She/Her)

Set design
Seitu Jones (He/Him)

Costume Design
JACQUELINE ADDISON (She/Her)

Lighting Design
KARIN OLSON (She/Her)

Sound design
KATHARINE HOROWITZ (She/Her)

Scenic Design Assistant
BIANCA JANINE PETTIS (She/Her)

Dialect Consultant
GRACE NBEDU (She/Her)

Voice Coach
MEGAN M. BURNS (She/Her)

Stage Manager/Properties
JOHN NOVAK
(He/Him)

Directing Apprentice
JAVARI HORNE (She/Her)

 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT

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Jocelyn Bioh

(She/Her)
Jocelyn Bioh has her B.A. in English and Theater from The Ohio State University and MFA in Theater-Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts. As a playwright, Jocelyn has been produced in New York City, Columbus, OH, Baton Rouge, LA and Washington D.C. Plays include: African Americans (Produced at Howard University 2015; Southern Rep Ruby Prize Award Finalist 2011; O'Neill Center Semi-Finalist, 2012), Nollywood Dreams (Kilroy's List 2015) and her new play School Girls. Her musical The Ladykiller’s Love Story, for which she conceived the story and wrote the book with music/lyrics by Cee Lo Green, is currently in development with Hi-Arts NYC. As an actress, Jocelyn's credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time(Broadway; Tony Award Winner for Best Play, 2015), An Octoroon (Soho Rep, Obie Award Winner for Best Play, 2014), Booty Candy (Wilma Theater), Seed (Classical Theater of Harlem, Audelco Award Nominee), and Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet (City Theatre). She also originated the role of "Topsy" in the World Premiere of Neighbors (The Public Theater, Audelco Award Nominee). TV: The Characters (Netflix) Louie (FX) One Life to Live (ABC). Former Cover Girl spokesmodel (National commercial/Print ads).