Obsidian Theatre Company

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

Obsidian Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre

Written by Jocelyn Bioh, Directed by Nina Lee Aquino


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Box Office at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Open 12pm-8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday


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. How far would you go to be Queen Bee?


March 5th -24th, 2019

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre,

12 Alexander Street, Toronto



Akosua Amo-Adem - Headmistress Francis 
Allison Edwards-Crewe - Eloise 

Melissa Langdon – Ericka

Bria McLaughlin - Mercy

Tatyana Mitchell - Nana

Natasha Mumba - Paulina

Rachel  Mutombo - Ama 
Emerjade Simms - Gifty 


Nina Lee Aquino – Director
Michelle Ramsay – Lighting Designer
Rachel Forbes – Set Designer
Joanna Yu – Costume Designer
Reza Jacobs – Sound Designer
Emilie Aubin – Stage Manager
Tawiah Ben M’Carthy – Assistant Director and Movement Director
Ada Aguilar – Assistant Stage Manager
Chanti Laliberte – Head of Wardrobe
Vanessa Janiszewski – Head of Props
Richard Lee – Fight Director
Rebecca Vandevelde – Production Manager
Alanna McConnell – Production Manager



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