"School Girls"

at True Colors Theatre Company

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Written by Jocelyn Bioh, School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play is the second production of True Colors Theatre Company's 2019-2020 She Griots season.

According to TrueColorsTheatre.org:
At the start of the 1986 school year, Paulina, reigning queen bee of the Aburi Boarding School, has her sights set on winning the Miss Ghana Pageant and ultimately, the Miss Global Universe Pageant. Paulina prides herself on successfully shaming her friends over their weight, hair, and status. When American transfer student Erica arrives and begins to threaten Paulina’s position atop her hive-minded friends, the power struggle begins. Colorism, classism, body shaming and more play a role in the skirmishes that ensue. Focusing on issues that teenagers face around the globe, School Girls; or, the
African Mean Girls Play is a fearless comedy that confronts our concepts of self-esteem and beauty."

According to the New York Times:
"The nasty-teen comedy genre emerges wonderfully refreshed and even deepened by its immersion in a world it never considered...Beneath the infectious silliness of Biog's play’s adopted genre, the ugly question of internalized racism lurks."

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company is a 5013 non-profit theatre company in Atlanta, GA co-founded by Tony-winning Broadway director Kenny Leon and Jane Bishop in 2002.
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