Queens Girl in the World

Illustration by Donald Ely
Performance Dates

It’s summer 1962 in Queens, New York. The sounds of doo-wop music fill the night and 12-year-old Jacqueline Marie Butler is on the verge of adulthood. When Jacqueline’s parents abruptly transfer her to a progressive, predominantly Jewish school in Greenwich Village, she is thrust out of her comfort zone. As one of only four black students, Jacqueline discovers a new city and a whole new world. A world premiere by Caleen Sinnette Jennings.

Part of Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Initiative and 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
105 minutes


Jacqueline Marie Butler, all roles

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer
Paige Hernandez