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Beyond ‘Da Kink: Trey Anthony’s return to the stage

Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:35

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks to triple threat Playwright, Director and Actress Trey Anthony about her latest play “How Black Mothers Say I Love You”.

Trey Anthony is the talented playwright behind numerous theatrical productions, her most successful being ’Da Kink in my Hair”.

The play and television series tackled life and issues facing immigrant Canadians and women of colour by way of conversations found in a Toronto Hair Salon. Since its original Fringe fest debut 16 years ago, the show has found success on stages all over North America, eventually leading to two seasons on Global television.

For Playwright Trey Anthony, its achievement has been a tough act to follow. She has produced and written several other stand out shows, and her latest is ‘How Black Mother’s Say I Love You’, on now at the Factory Theatre.

Trey Anthony’s story has been reflected in her body of work. She has Jamaican roots, was born in England and is a vocal LGBT advocate. Her latest script is her most personal yet, examining the relationships within her family with a focus on her Grandmother and mother.

Trey Anthony spoke to Mark Wigmore in the JAZZ.FM91 studios.

Factory Theatre has remounted ‘How Black Mother’s Say I Love You’ and it runs through March 4th. Visit for tickets.

Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the JAZZ.FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

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