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How Black Mothers Say I Love You

How Black Mothers Say I Love You

From Trey Anthony, author of the blockbuster hit ’da Kink in my hair, and Brampton native, comes an emotional and raw look into family dynamics, trust, resolution and change. Performed for the first time in Brampton, How Black Mothers Say I Love You is Trey Anthony’s most thought-provoking play.

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.

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How Black Mothers Say I Love You
March 20, 2019
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8:00 PM
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JAMILA SHANI JOSEPH

Jamila “Jai” Shani Joseph is professionally trained dancer, performing in and round Montreal since she was 6yrs old; adding choreographer, facilitator, poet, singer, song writer, actor, storyteller and business woman owning her own dance company entitled  JaiDanse to her title later on in life. Her art is a reflection and celebration of her life, culture and Caribbean roots and brings sound to narratives that may other wise be unheard or silenced. Recent credits include: Lady in Purple/“for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”; Nicole Brooke’s revised production of Obeah Opera/Fall For Dance North Festival; La Foire/MAI (Montreal, Arts interculturelles)

 

DAYANE NTIBARIKURE

Dayane Ntibarikure is a trilingual multidisciplinary artist who works as a performer and a director. She enjoys incorporating movement and music into her storytelling as it allows her to delve deeper into her creativity and better bridge the gaps between language, culture and perceptions. She has portrayed the lead role of Dolores Van Cartier in the famous Sister Act musical, as part of the Just for Laughs Festival. You could also have seen her in Black Theatre Workshop’s Binti’s Journey either in Montreal or Toronto. It truly is a great honor and privilege to be able to perform with such a strong body of women and people of color, telling such an important story. She’s forever grateful to her Black Theatre Workshop family who allows her to explore her obsession of human connection and stories.

 

ANDREA DAVIS

 

Andrea is proud and elated to be working with Black Theatre Workshop on this magnificent play.  Her career has taken her across the country and around the world.  Her theatre credits include Intimate Apparel (Grand Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Refuge (Tarragon Theatre) The Ventriloquist (Factory Theatre) Recent Experiences (International Tour) Hamlet (CanStage) King John and All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare In The Rough).  Film & TV Credits include Orphan Black (Temple Street) Mary Kills People, Rookie Blue, The Firm (E-One) Saving Hope (NBC-TV) Nikita (Warner Bros) Da Kink In My Hair (Global TV) Casino Jack (Bagman Films) Little Mosque On The Prairie (CBC) Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures (Shaftsbury Films) and the independent short film Screenthru (Bravofact).  Andrea would like to express her deep gratitude to her mother, Monica for all of her love and support.

 

KEREN ROBERTS

here is nothing better than when your passion meets your purpose. A Montreal native, Keren Roberts has played many roles from Shakespeare to Caryl Churchill while studying Professional Theatre at Dawson College. After graduating, she continued learning her craft as a member of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program (2015-2016). Recent credits include Junie in here is nothing better than when your passion meets your purpose. A Montreal native, Keren Roberts has played many roles from Shakespeare to Caryl Churchill while studying Professional Theatre at Dawson College. After graduating, she continued learning her craft as a member of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program (2015-2016). Recent credits include Junie in Binti’s Journey (Theatre Direct/Black Theatre Workshop) which toured to Iqaluit and Toronto and Lady in Blue in the historic production of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf at McGill University (TNC). Its stunning success led to a remount produced last year by the cast (Les 6 productions in collaboration with M.A.I.). The through-line of all the roles she has played and wants to play in the future is the delightful challenge to portray a multi-faceted character who reflects the full spectrum of humanity -- especially within the culture. She is grateful and excited to play Valerie and to share a story of the West Indian community, of which she is a proud member. My mom was a storyteller and, without a doubt,  I wouldn't be here if she hadn't taken a leap of faith like Daphne to leave her home for another country. I dedicate my performance to my mother, Jonie.

 

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