April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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4 Stars “’da Kink in my Hair is a genuine crowd pleaser so do yourself a favour and revel in the experience it provides.” Calgary Herald

NAC Co-production

An NAC English Theatre/Theatre Calgary Co-production

Get back to your roots! “If you want to know a black woman, you touch her hair,” says Novelette of the clients in her Toronto hair salon. ‘da Kink is raw, energetic theatre, showcasing eight fascinating, multi-faceted women. With riffs on sexuality, families and inner lives, this theatrical kaleidoscope is accompanied by live rhythm-and-blues and gospel music.

A joyous and triumphant hit, this hugely popular work by writer/ performer Trey Anthony kicks off the English Theatre season with style.

‘da Kink was a revolution when it sprang from the Toronto Fringe to land on the main stage of the Mirvish season in 2005. The script is so entertaining and so moving I jumped at the opportunity to work with Theatre Calgary to bring this beloved work back to Canadian audiences.” – Jillian Keiley, Artistic director, NAC English Theatre

Performance is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission

Trey Anthony © Richard Anthony Evans
'da Kink in my Hair © Trudie Lee
'da Kink in my Hair © Trudie Lee


  • by Trey Anthony
  • directed by Marion J. Caffey