Black Theatre Workshop presents

How Black Mothers Say I Love You

Directed by Tamara Brown

Starting a better life in Canada is a dream for many immigrants, but for Daphne the decision presents an unthinkable sacrifice. This is a story of separation and reconciliation infused with a bold original score that blends gospel, reggae, and R&B with classical music. Playwright Trey Anthony, the first Black woman in Canada to have her own television series (da Kink in my Hair, based on the hit play of the same name), brings a new narrative to women’s issues and mother/daughter relationships.

The Playwright – Trey Anthony
Trey Anthony is a visionary creator, motivational speaker, executive producer and award-winning playwright of international significance.  She began writing dramatic plays to showcase her talent and display her versatility as a writer and performer. Her hit play and television series, ‘da kink in my hair’ became a commercial success and ran on the theatre scene for nearly six months in a 1000 seat theatre. It received tremendous critical acclaim, and was named one of the top ten plays in Canadian theatrical history and the winner of four NAACP awards. Trey is the first African-Canadian woman to write and produce a television show on a major prime time Canadian network.  She is also the playwright for the thought provoking play, ‘How Black Mothers say I love you’ which she is adapting into a screenplay and she is currently developing a television series for a major television network.  Critics started to fondly refer to her as, “The Oprah of Canada”.

February 27 to March 16, 2019 – Montreal Premiere

The Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier

For tickets and information:   514-288-3161