Trey Anthony

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Trey Anthony (born 1974) is a Canadian comedian and playwright.

Born in London, England to Jamaican parents, Anthony arrived in Canada at a young age with her mother. She is a regular on the Canadian comedy circuit. She began doing stand-up comedy during African Nubian Comedy Nights at Yuk-Yuk's.[1] She has performed as well at The Second City, the Urban Womyn's Comedy Festival and Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

She was also a writer and performer for Kenny Robinson's sketch comedy show After Hours with Kenny Robinson and a writer for The Chris Rock Show.[1]

Her first theatrical play, Da Kink in My Hair, debuted in 2001 at the Toronto Fringe Festival.[1] Anthony says that coming out as a lesbian to her family inspired her to write the play.[2] In 2005, it was adapted into a television movie by Vision TV, with a cast that included Anthony, Mimi Kuzyk and Sheryl Lee Ralph.[3] Da Kink in My Hair went on to a US premiere at the San Diego Repertory Theatre with a cast including D'bi Young, Amina Alfred, Abena Malika and Karen Robinson.[4]

A television series version of Da Kink in My Hair began airing in 2007 and Anthony was a cast member before the show was cancelled in 2009.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c DeMara, Bruce (2007-12-04), "When doors closed, she hired herself", Toronto Star 
  2. ^ Swartz, Shauna (2007-03-28). "Trey Anthony Brings Black Women Onstage". After Ellen. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Pamella (Fall 2007), "’Da Kink takes on the small screen", Sway Magazine 
  4. ^ Hebert, James (2005-09-11), "She relied on 'trust and fate,' and a play was born", San Diego Union-Tribune 
  5. ^ Serafin (2007-10-11), "ON TV: 'Da Kink in My Hair", Xtra 

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