Trey Anthony is a visionary creator who uses the unique blend of comedy, theater, motivational talk,


Trey’s book, Black Girl In Love (With Herself), is released January 2021 by Hay House Publishing. It details Trey’s inner struggles to meet the demands of her family and the societal pressures of living up to the image of a “strong” black woman. Black Girl In Love (With Herself) will have you laughing and crying! Black girls around the world will be reimaging and reinventing their lives in order to push past these demands and truly come into their own on their own terms.

Trey’s sold-out hit play, ‘da Kink in My Hair, grossed millions and broke box office records across Canada, the United States, and England after it premiered in 2001. It was named one of the top ten plays in Canadian theatrical history and received 4 NAACP Theatre awards, including Best Playwright. It continues to be produced on stages throughout North America.

In 2007, Trey adapted ‘da Kink in My Hair for the small screen, making her the first African Canadian woman to create, write, and produce a primetime television show on a major Canadian network. Since then she has written for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Lionsgate, Will Packer Media, The Comedy Network, and CTV.

Trey’s daring and thought-provoking play, How Black Mothers Say I Love You, premiered in 2017. It was the first play to be featured on The Globe and Mail’s Bestsellers list. It has now been optioned as a feature film by Conquering Lion Productions with critically acclaimed director, Clement Virgo (Empire, The Book of Negroes, The Wire) attached to direct. The screenplay was also shortlisted for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab and is in development with CBC to be adapted into a television series.

Trey is a regular contributor to HuffPost and has been a featured writer at Toronto Star. She has given numerous interviews nationally and internationally on television and radio, appearing on City TV, Global Television, CTV, Rogers Television, and more. She is also a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network (now W Network).

Trey is a recipient of an Eve Ensler Vagina Warrior Award for her work with women. She has also received a Harry Jerome Award for her work in entertainment and a Queering Black History Award from Egale Canada. In 2016, Trey was inducted into the Brampton Arts Walk of Fame for her valuable contributions to the arts in Canada.

Trey is based in Atlanta where she lives with her newborn son, Kai. She makes an amazing curry chicken. And dreams of rapping on stage with Drake some day!


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