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.
About the authors
trey anthony is the playwright of 'da Kink in my hair. She is also the co-creator and co-producer of the television drama Kink in my hair, based loosely on the play which aired on Vision Television and Global TV. trey is a published playwright and her work has been seen in numerous publications. trey is a former television producer for The Womenâ??s Television Network, WTN, and has written for the Comedy Network and CTV and worked on The Chris Rock Show (HBO). She is also the executive producer of Canadaâ??s Urban Womynâ??s Comedy Festival, 'dat girl sho is funny! The festival is an annual sold-out event and features women of colour comediennes. She is a 2002 Canadian Comedy Award nominee and in 2004 she was nominated for a Dora. She is busy working on her first screenplay, a hip hop love story and the sequel to 'da Kink in my hair. In her spare time she enjoys pushing boundaries, questioning and redefining â??the rules,â?? creating safe spaces for womyn, and giving â??Voiceâ?? to those not often heard.
Djanet Sears is an award-winning playwright and director and has several acting award nominations to her credit for both stage and screen. She is the recipient of the Stratford Festivalâ??s 2004 Timothy Findley Award, as well as Canadaâ??s highest literary honour for dramatic writing: the 1998 Governor Generalâ??s Literary Award. She is the playwright and director of the multiple Dora Award winning production of Harlem Duet (Scirocco Drama, 1997), which was workshopped at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in NYC, where Djanet was the international artist-in-residence in 1996.
Her other honours include: the 1998 Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award, the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award, the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Cultural Industries, and a Phenomenal Woman of the Arts Award. Her most recent work for the stage, The Adventures of A Black Girl in Search of God (Playwrights Canada Press, 2003), was shortlisted for a 2004 Trillium Book Award and enjoyed a six-month run in the fall/winter of 2003/2004, as part of the Mirvish Productions season. Her other plays include Afrika Solo, Who Killed Katie Ross, and Double Trouble. Djanet is the driving force behind the AfriCanadian Playwrightsâ?? Festival, and a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company. She is also the editor of Testifyin': Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Vols. I & II, the first anthologies of plays by playwrights of African descent in Canada (Playwrights Canada Press, 2000 & 2003). She is currently an adjunct professor at University College, University of Toronto where she teaches playwriting.