School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter--and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the...
Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter--and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee?
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School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play

Recommended by

  • Mfoniso Udofia:
    24 Mar. 2018
    This play is simply divine.
  • Jermaine Rowe:
    25 Dec. 2017
    Saw this play produced recently at MCC! Brilliant script and storytelling.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Blackboard Reading Series
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    The New Black Fest/The Lark Reading Series
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Manhattan Class Company (MCC)
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    MCC PlayLabs Series
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    MCC Theater
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Center Theater Group
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    MCC Theater
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
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Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Play
,
Lortel Organization
,
2018
Winner
,
Outer Critics Circle - John Gassner Award for New American Playwright
,
Outer Critics Circle Organization
,
2018
Winner
,
Hull-Warriner Award
,
Dramatists Guild
,
2018
Drama Desk (NOMINATION) - Best Play
,
Drama Desk Committee
,
2018
Drama League (NOMINATION) - Best Play
,
Drama League Organization
,
2018
Off Broadway Alliance (NOMINATION) - Best New Play
,
Off Broadway Alliance Committee
,
2018