I am God’s woman tall as a cypress strong beyond all definition still defying place, time and circumstance assailed yet impervious, indestructible look on me and be renewed.
Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it’s finally back. Set in a Caribbean hair salon in Toronto, this amazing musical gives voice to eight dynamic women who tell their incredible, uncensored, unforgettable stories. Stories that will move, inspire, and delight you!
Featuring a new US and Canadian ensemble, a brand new musical score, and a breathtaking new monologue.
This award winning, heartfelt play is guaranteed to have you laughing, crying and yelling, ‘you go girl!’
10 reasons to go see “da Kink In My Hair” by Jocelyn Nsherenguzi
1. The show is receiving rave reviews – both in the media and at kitchen counters across the city!
2. The new SCORE AND CHOREOGRAPHY alone will have you wanting this on your playlist!
If you don’t experience it, you will have to bear it when everyone else is singin’ and dancin’ in unison to that infectious “Charlie” number at the water cooler/salon/girls nite out.
3. An opportunity to celebrate the realities of women’s experiences that is the kink in our hair. The themes are UNIVERSAL, and not limited to a particular race, culture or generation.
4. MEN: you will gain insight into the mystique that is the kink in a woman’s hair.
You will score major (cash in later points with your mother-in-law and better half alike – don’t forget to debrief after the show at her favourite dessert spot
5. LADIES: you will be reminded of all the things that make us uniquely beautiful.
You will nod your heads, clap your hands, pat your weaves, braids, locks and strands in agreement and in laughter!
6. You will be supporting an independent, local production (yes, this is still important folks!) The show was SOLD OUT in the US.. shouldn’t it sell out at home too?
7. Amidst all the questionable content on TV today, movies that are oh so forgettable and pointless parties, Da Kink is a NECESSARY breath of fresh air from the same old, same old night out.
8. This is an intimate Kink like you’ve never experienced before. You will laugh, cry, mmh-hmm and hold your breath as the Kink unfolds…The CAST IS AMAZING!
9. Trey Anthony has produced a WORLD CLASS play that we should be proud to promote globally… Da Kink needs to go overseas!
10. TICKETS START AT $27! Weekend and weeknight shows available. The theatre is so intimate you will have a great seat wherever you are situated.
Now, after all that – give me ONE reasonable excuse why you can’t or won’t go! …. (Yeah, I thought so!)
Award winning playwright, executive pro- ducer, actor, creator, and stand‐up come- dian trey anthony, is known for the ground- breaking television and theatrical production‘da Kink in my Hair. Critics have referred to anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Trey was also the executive producer, co‐creator and writer of the hit television show ‘da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the outspoken, wise‐cracking, Joy, who has become an audience favourite!
Alana is a recent graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Drama Department. She is the recipient of the 2009 Lorraine Hansberry Performance/Fine Arts Award through the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU.
Janelle Renee Pearson
Janelle will be entering her third year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was a recipient of her high school’s fine arts award.
Tika is a Canadian artist, singer-songwriter, actress, host, and television personality born and raised in Oakville, Ontario. Widely known for her frequent appearances on the panel of MTV’s The After-show from 2007-2010, she is also a correspondent for Much Music.
Jennifer has been acting, dancing and singing since age four. Her selected credits include: Tina in the Off-Broadway Musical Ruthless, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Maisie in The Boyfriend, Jean in Brigadoon, Sandy in Fault Lines
Oyin was born in Nigeria and has lived in Canada for the past 10 years. She is going into her final year at the Humber College Theatre performance program and is interested in creating art that pushes the norm while remaining true to her cultural roots.
Teryl Brouillette is a recent graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a former member of the acclaimed Academy Company. Some of her Academy credits include Sooze in ‘SubUrbia’ by Eric Bogosian, and Cynthia in Christopher Durang’s ‘Baby With the Bathwater’
Thais was born in Trinidad and Tobago. Ever since she was a little girl, her love for stage and performance was evident. She grew up in Maryland with her parents, brother and sister, where she began her training as a dancer. She studied ballet, modern and African dances, and eventually her love for theatre developed as well.
Born and raised in Brooklyn New York, Victoria is six of eight children. While in high school, Victoria won a Forensic League National Championship as well as two consecutive State Championships. With wonderful training and guidance, she was able to realize her dream of becoming an actor.
An actor, performance poet, and writer hailing from Newark, New Jersey, Naja represented New Jersey as the 2007 State Champion of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, placing in the top twelve nationwide.