Da Kink in My Hair

Written by:

Trey Anthony

Artist/Creator(s) Identify As:

Black

Cast Size:
8

Roles For:

  • Women: 8

Genre:

Black Theatre
Comedy
Dance/Movement/Clown
Drama

Themes:

Aging
Disability
Family
Government
Grief
Marriage
Non-Normative Bodies
Social Services

Year Written:

2001

Synopsis:

“Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, Da Kink in My Hair gives voice to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears and told in words, music, and dance, the stories explore the hardship, struggles, and joys of black women’s lives.” (From the Playwrights Canada Press Website)

Characters:

Novelette / Shawnette / Sister Patsy / Sherelle / Sharmaine / Nia / Miss Enid / Stacey Anne / Charlie / Claudette

First Produced:

2001, Toronto Fringe Festival

Resources:

Available through Playwrights Canada Press.

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Notes:

Da Kink in My Hair was adapted into a television series of the same name in 2007 and was broadcast by Global until 2009.