Trey Anthony's "da Kink In My Hair," opened recently at The Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The award winning-Canadian born playwright is currently the 2016 National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence at Horizon and was suppose to release a new show there this Summer. However, she is still working on the project and decided to present an updated version of the show that brought her international success.
“da Kink in My Hair” is a musical sensation of love, hope, survival and redemption through eight women’s trials and celebrations. West Indian Hairstylist, Novelette, delves into the tresses and stresses of her clients to reveal their hidden stories. The hurried women converge to have their hair done but walk away with more than a new do. Their souls are lifted and spirits are renewed. “Each one of these characters has some small part of me and my life embedded in their voice. They became my voice when I was too afraid to speak, to afraid to act, to afraid to question, to afraid to be loved or demand to be treated gently, kindly and with respect,” says Anthony.
The show is led by Broadway veteran Terry Burrell who recently wowed audiences in her recent one woman show, “Ethel.” It also features Jennifer Alice Acker, Marliss Amiea, Jeanett Illidge, Onya Russell, Maiesha McQueen and Minka Wiltz, who also steal the show. It is directed by Atlanta theater favorite Thomas W. Jones II with musical direction by S. Reneé Clark.
Click here to see photos from the opening night after party!