Come prepared with a contemporary monologue of your choice.
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play
Performance dates: September 16, 17, and 18
Location: duCret School of the Arts, Plainfield
Director: Mimi B. Francis
Produced by: Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center,
Catherine LaMoreaux, Artistic Director
Audition days: Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00
Thursday, August 4 at 7:00
Callbacks/additional auditions: Sunday, August 7 at 2:00
All characters are of West African descent and must be played by Black and/or African actors who are female or female-identifying.
Paulina Sarpong (Paul-Lee-Nah / Saar-Pong)
18 years old, female, most popular girl in school and knows it; she is beautiful, talented, vindictive yet somehow lovable.
Ericka Boafo (BWAH-foh)
18 years old, female, light/fair skin; Biracial (Black and White) woman; she is a transfer student and is new to school; she is seemingly nice, but people do not know much about her. She is entrancing, sweet, and elusive. (Must be able to sing.) (Should be played by a fair-skinned biracial woman.)
18 years old, female, the sensible, smart one of Paulina’s pack and has the honor of being her best friend. Her loyalty to Paulina is starting to fray, and she has to work up towards being the girl who is not afraid to say it like she means it.
16 years old, female, the quiet, simple, and sensitive one of Paulina’s pack. She never means any harm and strives to do the right thing. She struggles with her relationship with food and snacking. Her weight makes her a frequent target of Paulina’s.
16 years old, female, the witty sidekick to Gifty and will do and say anything to stay a member of Paulina’s pack.
16 years old, female, the “Frick” to Mercy’s “Frack,” loves being part of the Paulina’s pack and will do anything to be considered cool.
40s, the Headmistress of Aburi Girls Boarding School. Loves her students and will do whatever she can to both uplift and protect them.
Eloise Amponsah (Ell-oh-eez Amm-pohn-sah)
40s, extremely poised and well-mannered former Miss Ghana 1966. She is now a recruiter for the Miss Ghana pageant. She speaks with a slightly affected British accent and prides herself in always being a lady.
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