She A Gem

Heather Gibson, Moriamo Temidayo Akibu, Alicia Grace Yassine El Mansouri
Performance Dates

In this original play by Josh Wilder, three teenagers—Krystin, Jaleesa, and Amber—form a Double Dutch team in inner city Philadelphia to compete in their neighborhood pageant. If they win, they’ll receive a special prize: their futures told by Ms. Mary, the local psychic. Will they become a famous singer? A hair dresser? Or maybe a “gem,” a special leader who cares for the neighborhood? Then they meet a pregnant teen from North Philly who can jump Double Dutch almost better than any of them. Just as the girls anticipate learning about their futures, they’ll learn something important about her past that affects them all. 

Following all performances, special guest experts will engage audiences in a conversation that unpacks the themes presented on stage. 

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
60 minutes

Creative Team

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Choreographer for musicals
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