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’da Kink in My Hair Playwright Trey Anthony Joins TFS for Upcoming ‘In Conversation’ Event

Toronto Film School’s popular In Conversation speaker series is set to mark its 2021 return with a very special guest visit from multi-award-winning writer Trey Anthony.


Anthony’s work includes the four-time Dora Award-nominated play ‘da Kink in My Hair and How Black Mothers Say I Love You. She succeeded in becoming the first black woman in Canada to have a television series on a prime-time network in 2007, when a TV version of ‘da Kink in My Hair began airing on Global TV.



The four-time NAACP Award-winning writer – whose latest book, Black Girl in Love (With Herself), was published in early January – will join the next instalment of the In Conversation speaker series on Thursday, Feb. 18 via Zoom.


Co-hosted by Toronto Film School’s Executive Producer in Residence Andrew Barnsley and Writing for Film & TV graduate Caleigh Bacchus, the 90-minute, interview-style discussions typically cover the entire span of our guest speakers’ careers.


Previous guests have included Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan, Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated writer and actor Nia VardalosBeverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley,  the Emmy-winning star of Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany, Emmy-winning Schitt’s Creek actor, Annie Murphy, and 30-year veteran stand-up comedian Caroline Rhea.


  • In Conversation with Trey Anthony – Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. (EST)


This event is open to all Toronto Film School and Toronto Film School Online students and alumni. Current students are advised to watch their school email for the event registration link. Alumni interested in participating are asked to email [email protected]



About Trey Anthony

Trey Anthony is an award-winning writer, motivational speaker and relationship/life coach. She is the first black woman in Canada to have a television series on a prime-time network. Her work includes the plays ‘da Kink in My Hair and How Black Mothers Say I Love You. Anthony’s life purpose is to empower women to live their best damn lives! Her new book, Black Girl in Love (With Herself), published by Hay House, was released in January 2021. She divides her time between Toronto and Atlanta. She is an adoption advocate and the proud momma bear to her son, Kai. In her spare time, she enjoys laughing at herself and all her antics, and eating cupcakes. Follow her on Instagram @blackgirlinlove and visit treyanthony.com to learn more about her.




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