by Trey Anthony
Directed by Horizon Associate Artist Thomas W. Jones II
July 13 – August 26, 2018 (Press Opening: July 13)
From the creator of the popular ‘da Kink in my Hair comes a powerful and touching tale of immigration, family, and sacrifice. Hard-working Daphne left her two young daughters in Jamaica for six years to create a better life for them in America. Now thirty years later, proud and private, Daphne is relying on church and her nearby dutiful daughter to face a health crisis. But when feisty activist Claudette arrives unexpectedly from far away to help out, her arrival stirs up the buried past, family ghosts and the burning desire for unconditional love before it’s too late.
“POWERFUL AND TOUCHING” —Ottawa Citizen
Length & Content
How Black Mothers Say I Love You runs approximately 2 hours with one 10 minute intermission.
How Black Mothers Say I Love You contains mature language and situations. It is not intended for children. Suggested rating is PG13, appropriate for older teens.
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Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 8:00 PM
Saturday at 3:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Sunday at 5:00 PM
**There will be no Saturday matinee on the first week of performances.
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- Valerie: Wendy Fox-Williams *
- Claudette: Minka Wiltz *
- Daphne: Dr. Yvonne Miranda Singh
- Cloe: Riley Charles / Vaunna Gower
- Director: Thomas W. Jones II
- Scenic Designers: Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay
- Costume Designer: Dr. L Nyrobi Moss
- Lighting Designer: Mary Parker
- Sound Designer: Matt Reynolds
- Props Designer: Kathryn Muse
- Stage Manager: Joan Foster McCarty *
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Trey Anthony is a visionary creator, motivational speaker and award-winning playwright of international significance. Her hit play and television series, ‘da kink in my hair has 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. Trey is currently adapting her hit play, How Black Mothers Say I Love You into a featuring film. She constantly champions black women through her plays and new business ventures. In 2017, Trey launched her new brand, Black Girl in love, which features the first lifestyle planner/organizer geared at professional black woman and also includes merchandise, workshops and retreats. Trey is a sought after professional speaker and delivers hundreds of keynotes per year, using humor, personal insight and vulnerability she is a crowd favor and is known to receive standing ovations everywhere she goes. She also delivered a popular TED talk which continues to inspire thousands of people everywhere. She is a writer for Huffington Post and a contributing writer for the Toronto Star. Trey, has also been featured in numerous magazines and publications and is a popular guest on daytime television in Canada, she has appeared on City TV, Global Television, CTV, Rogers Television and more!
- How Black Mothers Say I Love You Highlights [CLICK HERE]
- Playwright Trey Anthony Talks About The History Of The Show [CLICK HERE]
- Director Thomas W. Jones II Talks About What Drew Him To This Project [CLICK HERE]
Social Media Highlights
- “Blues Therapy Show” on WRFG: Dr. Yvonne Miranda Singh talks How Black Mothers Say I Love You
- WCLK Upfront: Dr. Yvonne Miranda Singh chats about her role in How Black Mothers Say I Love You
- It’s Just Us Radio Show: Trey Anthony Talks BLACK MOTHERS At Horizon & The Upcoming Film
- Horizon Blog: About HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU
- Horizon Blog: A Note From Playwright Trey Anthony
Real Women. Real Stories. Real Strength.
Read & Watch more about the real women and their stories that inspired How Black Mothers Say I Love You:
- READ: Jean Augustine Was A Trailblazer: First Black Female Member Of Parliament
- WATCH: Documentary On The Journey Of Black Domestic Workers Migrating From The Caribbean
- READ: ‘Women of St. Lucia’ Mark 50 Years In Canada & The Journeys That Brought Them Here
- WATCH: Melissa Rowe On Ottawa’s Black Pioneers: The West Indian Domestics Scheme
- READ: Immigration Policy, The West Indies & Canadian Black Activism
Great Canadian Theatre Company
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