Award-Winning Playwright, Actor, and Producer

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Trey Anthony is a playwright, actor, and producer, best known for her award-winning play and television series Da Kink in My Hair. Anthony arrived in Canada at 12 years old with her mother where they lived in the Rexdale before moving to the suburbs of Brampton. Before leaving for Canada, Anthony's mother had gone ahead, leaving her from the ages of six to twelve to be raised by her grandmother. Revisiting this experience. Trey Anthony wrote the play How Black Mothers Say I Love You. This play was her first to be performed in her hometown on The Rose’s mainstage in March 2019 to packed audiences. Anthony is celebrated as 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) and continues to inspire audiences through her work. The City of Brampton is honoured to celebrate Trey Anthony on the Arts Walk of Fame.​

​Trey Anthony is known for the ground-breaking and award-winning television and theatrical production “‘da Kink in My Hair”, which was most recently produced in 2016 at Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and in Canada at both Theatre Calgary and the NAC. She is the first Black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show on a major prime time Canadian network. Trey is a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network (now W), a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV and the executive producer of the Urban Women’s Comedy Festival, “dat girl, sho is funny!” She was named a Bell Media Fellow, which recognizes emerging television producers and their contribution to Canadian media, is a much sought after speaker and is a writer for the Huffington Post and contributing writer for the Toronto Star. Trey was selected to give an address at TEDX Toronto 2010 for which she received a standing ovation. She recently screened her documentary film “When Black Mothers don't say I love you” at the Toronto Black Film Festival and then went on to produce and direct a box office sell out of her play of the same name in 2016 at the Factory Theatre.