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"Da Kink in My Hair" by Trey Anthony

Illustration by Bene't Benton and Dina Clark
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 7:30pm to Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 3:00pm
Mainstage at the UCSC Theater Arts Center
Presented by: 
Department of Performance, Play & Design

Set in a West Indian hair salon in Toronto, ’da Kink in My Hair introduces us to a group of women who tell us their unforgettable, moving, and often hilarious stories. Mixing laughter and tears—and told in words, music, and dance—the stories explore the hardship, struggles, and joys of their lives.

A live, in-person performance presented by the African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) and Cultural Arts and Diversity Resource Center (CADRC) at UC Santa Cruz. Directed by Don Williams. Playwright Trey Anthony will be present on Thurs, Feb 24 for a master class, and on Sat, Feb. 26 for a post-performance conversation about the play.

Please familiarize yourself with the full COVID protocols here; we recommend you review this in advance.
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Attend in person:
Fri, Feb 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m
Sat, Feb 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m (talk-back with actors/director following the event)
Sun, Feb 20, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Fri, Feb 25, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Feb 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m. (talk-back with the playwright following the event)
Sun, Feb 27, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
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There will be no sales window or will-call tickets at this event.
Doors are scheduled to open to patrons 30 minutes prior to event start time.
If you have a disability-related need, please contact the Arts Events Office at as soon as possible.

Thurs, Feb 24, 7:00 p.m. Master Class with Trey Anthony

Be prepared to show the following COVID-19 documents.
UCSC students: green clearance badge
UCSC employees: symptom check clearance email
1. complete the UCSC Symptom Check on the day of the event and show the clearance email to the ushers at the door
2. Show proof of vaccine -OR- negative PCR test completed within 72 hours (home tests/antigen tests are not accepted)
Please familiarize yourself with the full COVID protocols here; we recommend you review this in advance.
All attendees must wear an approved face covering, while inside the venue, for the duration of the event.

Parking $5.
Purchase a permit in advance or use ParkMobile.
The closest parking lot to the Theater Arts Center is Lot #126.
See Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for visitor parking information, ParkMobile instructions, and a campus parking map.

image credit: illustration by Bene't Benton and Dina Clark