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June 9, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight

Trey Anthony on the Lack of Diversity in Canadian Theatre

Trey Anthony was the first Canadian black woman to have her own program on a prime-time Canadian network. Based on her ground-breaking play of the same name, ‘da Kink in My Hair was a television hit and put her on the map as a mentor and role model. Trey’s infectious energy, humour, and determination inspires audiences to go after―and achieve―their dreams while facing challenges head-on. Trey has recently produced a follow-up play, titled How Black Mothers Say I Love You. The play was turned away by multiple Toronto theatre companies, and Trey  speaks with CBC about the underlying lack of diversity in Canadian theatre arts. Listen below.