School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play 2017

Ages: 13+
Opened: November 16, 2017
Closing: December 23, 2017

School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play - 2017 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

MCC Theater
511 West 52nd St New York, NY 10019

Paulina, the reigning Queen Bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But the mid-year arrival of Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and Paulina's hive-minded friends. Jocelyn Bioh's buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

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Photo Flash: James Franco Stops by 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2017


The cast of the Off-Broadway MCC Theater hit 'School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play' couldn't get out of their costumes fast enough to meet James Franco, who caught the show at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and stayed to congratulate the cast. Scroll down for a photo!

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends Again at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2017


MCC Theater has announced that the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman has now extended for a final time through Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Photo Flash: Danielle Brooks and More Visit 'SCHOOL GIRLS' at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2017


The cast of the MCC hit production of School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play had some visitors over the weekend at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Catching the show were 'Orange is the New Black' star Danielle Brooks, Susan Kelechi Watson from 'This is Us' and Obie-winning actor John Douglas Thompson. Scroll down for photos!

BWW Review: Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Addresses Issues of Beauty and Skin Tone
by Michael Dale - November 25, 2017


Though the teenage girls at the center of Jocelyn Bioh's endearing and poignant SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY all have wonderful qualities that should be appreciated and nurtured during their years at Aburi Girls Boarding School in central Ghana, there is one quality that prevents them all from having a chance to represent their country in the 1986 Miss Universe Pageant. They all look like a teenage girl from Ghana.

Photo Flash: HAMILTON Cast Stops by Jocelyn Bioh's 'SCHOOL GIRLS' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2017


The cast of Jocelyn Bioh's new play School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play got a treat when cast members from Hamilton spent their night off at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, catching the hit show, which just announced an extension. The MCC Theater production will now run through December 23rd. Scroll down for a photo of both casts!

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2017


MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman. Previously scheduled for a limited run through December 10, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play will now play through Saturday, December 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Jennifer Broski - November 17, 2017


MCC Theater presents the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman.

Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Nicole Rosky - November 14, 2017


MCC Theater presents the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman.

Jocelyn Bioh's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Begins Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2017


MCC Theater presents the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman. A friendly reminder that School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play begins previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) tonight, November 1, 2017.

TV: Class is in Session! Meet the Company of MCC's SCHOOL GIRLS, OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Nicole Rosky - October 14, 2017


MCC Theater will soon present the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman.

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of MCC's Next Show- SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
by Nicole Rosky - October 10, 2017


MCC Theater will soon present the second show of its 2017-18 season: the World Premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, written by 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh, and directed by Tony Winner Rebecca Taichman.

School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play have there been?
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2017, Off-Broadway which opened in 2018 and West End which opened in 2023.
What awards has School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play been nominated for?
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play has been nominated for several awards, including Best New Play for the show itself, Ensemble Award at the Drama Desk Awards for Nabiyah Be, Outstanding Costume Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Dede M. Ayite, Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Jocelyn Bioh, Outstanding Wig and Hair at the Drama Desk Awards for Cookie Jordan, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for MaameYaa Boafo, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for Jocelyn Bioh, John Gassner Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Jocelyn Bioh, Outstanding Costume Design at The Lortels for Dede M. Ayite, and Outstanding Play at The Lortels for Jocelyn Bioh.
What awards has School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play won?
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play has won several awards, including Best New Play, Ensemble Award, Outstanding Costume Design for a Play, Outstanding Play, Outstanding Wig and Hair, Distinguished Performance Award, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, John Gassner Award, Outstanding Costume Design, and Outstanding Play. The awards were given by various organizations such as the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and The Lortels.

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