The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Jocelyn Bioh: Off-Broadway Play and Talk
Hosted by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies, and supported in part by the Women's Center for International Education, W&L's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the MUDD/CIE Lecture Series and Africana Studies.
Jocelyn Bioh EVENTS
Streaming: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY
Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
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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.
Directed by Tony Award® winner REBECCA TAICHMAN, 2018 Lortel Award winner for BEST PLAY and NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. Don't miss this strictly limited engagement.
3 Lucille Lortel Awards
BEST COSTUME DESIGN, Dede Ayite
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS, Mirirai Sithole
Drama Desk Award
Meet Jocelyn Bioh
Thursday, March 18 at 5 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://wlu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FmiYjpLAR9iNO4bGkbSEIw
Bioh will be discussing her career as an actress, writer for theater and television, and the story of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY's success.
Jocelyn Bioh is a Ghanaian-American writer/performer from New York City. She conceived and wrote the libretto for THE LADYKILLER'S LOVE STORY (music/lyrics by Cee Lo Green), which is in development at the historic Apollo Theatre, New York City. Other plays include NOLLYWOOD DREAMS (Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2017, Kilroy's List 2015, upcoming at MCC Theater this spring), HAPPINESS AND JOE, and AFRICAN AMERICANS (produced at Howard University 2015; Southern Rep Ruby Prize Award Finalist 2011; O'Neill Center Semi-Finalist, 2012). Bioh received her MFA in theater/playwriting from Columbia University. She is under commission to Manhattan Theatre Club and the Atlantic Theater Company, and is a Resident Playwright at LCT3.
As an actress, Bioh's credits include: IN THE BLOOD (Signature Theater), EVERYBODY (Signature Theatre; Lucille Lortel Award nomination, Best Supporting Actress 2017), MEN ON BOATS (Clubbed Thumb at Playwrights Horizons), THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (Broadway; Tony Award Winner for Best Play, 2015), AN OCTOROON (Soho Rep, Obie Award Winner for Best Play, 2014), BOOTY CANDY (Wilma Theater), SEED (Classical Theater of Harlem, Audelco Award Nominee), and MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET (City Theatre).
She also originated the role of "Topsy" in the World Premiere of NEIGHBORS (The Public Theater, Audelco Award Nominee).
TV: Former Cover Girl spokesmodel.
Film credits include BLUE BLOODS (CBS), THE DETOUR (TBS), THE CHARACTERS (Netflix), LOUIE (FX), and ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC).
Bioh is currently a Co-Producer on Danai Gurira's series AMERICANAH for HBO Max and is also penning an episode for Amazon's second season of MODERN LOVE. She was also staffed on season two of Spike Lee's SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT for Netflix and wrote an episode of the Netflix show RUSSIAN DOLL.