West Coast Premiere
Queens Girl in the World

Osterman Theatre Reading: Red Speedo
January 4, 2018
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific
January 27, 2019

Queens Girl in the World

Written by Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Directed by Damaris Webb
Featuring Lauren Steele

September 5-29, 2019

The West Coast premiere! Queens Girl in the World, the hit play of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., is a charming, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about a young black girl in the 60s. This one-woman show includes not just our heroine, the engaging Jacqueline Marie Butler, but 12 more characters including her Caribbean father, imperious mother, girlfriends and boyfriends, as she moves from the safety of her sheltered Queens neighborhood to a new school in Greenwich Village. There, where she is one of only four black students and where race suddenly matters, she begins to wonder where she belongs in the world.
Lauren Steele*

*Member of Actors' Equity Union
Jean Uzelac
Jean and Bob Macy