Da Kink in My Hair
Da Kink in My Hair is a play by Trey Anthony
Trey Anthony
Trey Anthony is a Canadian comedian and playwright.Born in England, Anthony is a regular on the Canadian comedy circuit. She began doing stand-up comedy during African Nubian Comedy Nights at Yuk-Yuk's....

, which debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival
Toronto Fringe Festival
The Toronto Fringe Festival is an annual theatre festival, featuring uncensored plays by unknown or well-known artists, taking place in the theatres of Toronto. Several productions originally mounted at the Fringe have later been remounted for larger audiences, including the Tony Award-winning...

 in 2001.
The play's central character is Novelette, the Caribbean Canadian
Black Canadian
'Black Canadians is a designation used for people of Black African descent, who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The term specifically refers to Canadians with Sub-Saharan African ancestry. The majority of Black Canadians are of Caribbean origin...

 owner of Letty's, a Toronto hair salon. Novelette is forced to confront her goals and ideals in life when she receives news that her onetime boyfriend Cedric, who loaned her the money to open the salon, has died and his daughter Verena is demanding repayment of the loan.

The play subsequently expanded to Theatre Passe-Muraille in 2003, and was nominated for four Dora Awards. Mirvish Productions
Mirvish Productions
Mirvish Productions is a Canadian based theatrical production company and promoter.The company was founded in 1987 by David Mirvish, son of Toronto retailing icon and owner of the Royal Alexandra Theatre Ed Mirvish....

 then underwrote a larger production at the Princess of Wales Theatre
Princess of Wales Theatre
The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000-seat theatre located at 300 King Street West in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District in the downtown area...

 in 2005. The show has also been produced at the San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego Repertory Theatre
The San Diego Repertory Theatre was developed out of Indian Magique, a street theater group of actors/writers/directors/producers who were fellow theatre graduates from USIU. Founded initially in 1975 by Sam Woodhouse, Christopher R, John Lee and others, they met in the loft of the old Spreckels...

 in San Diego
San Diego, California
San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California. The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round...

and at the Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire
The Hackney Empire is a theatre on Mare Street, in the London Borough of Hackney, built in 1901 as a music hall.-History:Hackney Empire is a grade II* listed building...

 in London
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Television adaptations

A one-hour television pilot based on the play was produced in 2004 by VisionTV's Cultural Diversity Drama Competition.
The pilot starred Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actress, singer, and activist.-Personal life:Raised between Mandeville, Jamaica, and Long Island, New York, Sheryl Lee Ralph was born in Waterbury, Connecticut to an African American father and a Jamaican mother. Sheryl attended Uniondale High School in Uniondale, NY...

 as Novelette, Shakira Harper as her daughter Michelle, Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts
Kim Roberts is an award-winning American poet, author, and editor residing in Washington, D.C..-Life:Roberts was born in Charlotte, North Carolina...

 as Verena, Mimi Kuzyk as Novelette's friend and client Iris, Trey Anthony as Novelette's sister Joy, and Ngozi Paul
Ngozi Paul
Ngozi Paul is an award winning, Canadian actress best known as the co-creator, co-executive producer, and actress on Global TV hit comedic drama Da Kink in My Hair....

, James Codrington and Richard Chevolleau
Richard Chevolleau
Richard Chevolleau is a Jamaican-Canadian actor. Although born in Kingston, Jamaica he was raised in Toronto.After completing High School he studied the Meisner Technique of acting....

 as stylists working at Letty's.

TV series

A half-hour weekly series adaptation began airing on Global Television Network
Global Television Network
Global Television Network is an English language privately owned television network in Canada, owned by Calgary-based Shaw Communications, as part of its Shaw Media division...

 in the 2007-08 television season
2007-08 Canadian network television schedule
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. The series cast includes Ordena Stephens
Ordena Stephens
Ordena Stephens is a Canadian actress. She currently stars in the television series Da Kink in My Hair. She is also credited as Ordena Stephens-Thomas.Her other roles include Blue Murder.-External links:*...

, Trey Anthony, Ngozi Paul, Richard Fagon, and Conroy Stewart.
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