2023-2024 Season

School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play

This buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Performed Apr. 12–21 on the Spotlight Youth Theatre main stage. 

Written by Jocelyn Bioh

Click here to read a review of School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls Play, by Gil Benbrook on TalkingBroadway.com.

Click here to read an article from the Glendale Star regarding Spotlight Youth Theatre’s production of School Girls: Or the African Mean Girls Play.

About This Production

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Global 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.


Paulina SarpongDe’Layla Wilcox
Ericka BoafoValerie Winch
AmaIsabella Penza
NanaMakenzie Williams
MercyKiana Jeskewitz
GiftyHanna-Catherine Smith
Headmistress FrancisMachaya Williams
Eloise AmponsahRyan L. Jenkins

Production Team

Role(s)Team Member(s)
DirectorChanel Bragg
Costume DesignBriana Thompson
Hair & MakeupBriana Thompson
Stage ManagerMaria Cruz
Prop DesignVicki Grossman
Light DesignDorry Bailes
Sound DesignNevaeh Monk
Set DesignErin Davidson
Dialect CoachMichael Thompson