The Complexity of Complexion: A Conversation about Colorism
The mission of MCC Theater is to provoke conversation, and there’s a lot to talk about in Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play. While this buoyant and biting comedy explores a number of different issues, colorism (defined by Alice Walker as, “prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color”) is something that audiences keep returning to again and again as they come back to the theater to see our encore run.

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd at 4PM at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street) for a public conversation about the global effects of colorism throughout history and how it has affected representation in entertainment, politics, and pop culture.

Panelists include:
Jocelyn Bioh Playwright (School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play)
Amber Iman Actor (Broadway: Shuffle Along, Soul Doctor)
Adepero Oduye Actor (Film: Pariah, 12 Years a Slave) & Director
Michael Dinwiddie Associate Professor at NYU Gallatin
Marta Effinger, PhD Author of "Staging Migrations Toward an American West : From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones"

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Thank you for registering! And if you would like to see the show at 2PM or 8PM on that day (November 3), use code SGCCC for discounted tickets! Go to for purchasing.
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