MCC Theater celebrated the opening night of Jocelyn Bioh’s play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play November 16.
School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play tells a coming of age tale set in an all-girls boarding school in Ghana in the ‘80s. The play explores themes of beauty, colorism, and adolescence.
The world premiere, directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, marks the professional playwriting debut of playwright and actor Bioh.
Performances of School Girls began November 1 in the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Read reviews for the production below:
The cast is made up of Zainab Jah (Eclipsed), Nabiiyah Be (Hadestown), MaameYaa Boafo (Untamed), Paige Gilbert (Street Children), Nike Kadri (The Death of the Last Black Man…), Abena Mensah-Bonsu (Ellis Island’s Ragtime), Mirirai Sithole (The Death of the Last Black Man), and Lortel Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor (Familiar).