'da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony is onstage at Atlanta's Horizon Theatre Company through August 28. This is a play about black women and their experiences with hair that speak to a much larger audience. Playwright Trey Anthony stopped by Jazz 91.9 WCLK to talk with Kiplyn Primus about it on The Local Take.
This play shows the humanity of women and their challenges with life and love. Born out of Ms. Anthony’s life, her grandmother Enid was a hairdresser and as a child Trey spent many days listening and observing the women who sat in her chair. Da Kink as it is fondly known has a cult following and was turned into a television series in Canada where Ms. Anthony grew up. Her mother and grandmother hail from Jamaica, Trey was born in England and grew up in Canada. Her stories speak the universal experience of women in the African Diaspora, sometimes it is hard to believe that Trey isn’t from the South proving that many of our stories are universal. Even better her stories have found an audience with all women who can relate to the stories, Trey shares one example with our listeners.
For more information about Horizon Theatre's production of 'da Kink in My Hair, please click here.