Trey Anthony

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Trey Anthony is a British-Canadian award-winning playwright, actor and producer. She is best known for her award winning play and television series 'Da Kink in my Hair.

Early Life

Trey Anthony was born in London, England to Jamaican parents. The family arrived in Canada when Trey was 12 years old. She began doing stand-up comedy acts during African Nubian Comedy Nights. Here, she displayed extraordinary comedic wit and timing.[1]


Trey Anthony has performed regularly with The Second City, Urban Womyn's Comedy Festival and Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. She has written material for The Chris Rock Show and After Hours with Kenny Robinson'. In 2001, Trey's first written play, Da Kink in My Hair, debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival. In 2005, it was adapted into a television movie. Later, the show went on to premiere in the United Stated at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. In 2017, her latest play How Black Mothers Say I Love You premiered in Mississauga, Ontario.[2]

A mentor and role model, Trey regularly visits schools to inspire youth. She volunteers with the Black Queer Youth Group, speaking to students about issues facing female adolescents. In addition, she often gives away free tickets to her shows to youth and women in shelters. Anthony is the first Black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show on a major prime time Canadian network. She is now on tour with the popular touring show From 'da Street to 'da Ear. She is also busy working on her new novel and the new North American touring theatre production of 'Da Kink in my Hair [3] [4]


  1. Eve Ensler Vagina Warrior Award (2005)
  2. NAACP Theatre Award (2007)
  3. Gemini Award (2008)
  4. Harry Jerome Award (2009)
  5. Egale Canada – Queering Black History Award (2009)

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