Capital Pride proudly welcomes Trey Anthony!
Trey Anthony is a visionary creator, comedian, television writer, and award-winning playwright of international significance. The first African Canadian woman to have her own program on a primetime Canadian network, she is the writer of the critically acclaimed hit play and television show ’Da Kink In My Hair, which put her on the map as a mentor and role model. Anthony’s infectious energy, humour, and determination inspire audiences to go after ― and achieve ― their dreams.
Trey’s book, Black Girl In Love (With Herself), was released in January 2021 by Hay House Publishing. It details Trey’s inner struggles to meet the demands of her family and the societal pressures of living up to the image of a “strong” black woman.
Trey’s ‘Da Kink in my Hair debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival and went on to run at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, and in theatres in New York, San Diego, and London. It was named one of the top ten plays in Canadian theatrical history and was nominated for a Dora Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Tony Awards.
Trey’s daring and thought-provoking play, How Black Mothers Say I Love You, premiered in 2017. It was the first play to be featured on The Globe and Mail’s Bestsellers list. It has now been optioned as a feature film and was shortlisted for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab.
Trey is a regular contributor to HuffPost and has been a featured writer at Toronto Star. She has given numerous interviews nationally and internationally on television and radio, appearing on City TV, Global Television, CTV, Rogers Television, and more.
Trey is a recipient of an Eve Ensler Vagina Warrior Award for her work with women. She has also received a Harry Jerome Award for her work in entertainment and a Queering Black History Award from Egale Canada. In 2016, Trey was inducted into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame for her valuable contributions to the arts in Canada.
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