Queens Girl in Africa

Popcorn Falls
June 4, 2021

Queens Girl in Africa

Written by Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Directed by Damaris Webb
Featuring Lauren Steele* as Jaqueline Marie Butler
*Member of Actors' Equity Union

March 31-April 24, 2022

Queens Girl in Africa is the next installment of the Queens Girl in the World three-play series following the infectiously spirited Jacqueline Marie Butler as she finds herself at a crossroads of personal and political upheaval when her family ups and moves to Nigeria following the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X (a close personal family friend). Entertaining and uplifting, Queens Girl in Africa captures the unforgettable moments for a teenager abroad—when questions of self and place intertwine with the realities and unpredictability of the 1960s.

Bob Macy, Jean Uzelac and Ronni Lacroute with additional support from the Marie Lamfrom Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation