Critics have referred to trey anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian trey anthony, is known for the ground-breaking television and theatrical production ‘da Kink in my Hair. Trey was also the executive producer, co-creator and writer of the hit television show ‘da Kink in my Hair for Global Television. In the series she was the outspoken, wise-cracking, Joy, who has become an audience favourite! ‘da Kink in my Hair, theatrical play, was Dora nominated and ha
Anthony is the first Black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show on a major prime time Canadian network. She is a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network (now W) and a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV. She was also the executive producer of the Urban Women’s Comedy Festival, dat girl, sho is funny! She co-wrote, I Am Not a Dinner Mint, The Crap Women Swallow to Stay in a Relationship!, which debuted in 2006 to sold-out audiences. Following in the line of successful theatre plays came, Secrets of a Black Boy, (the male response to ‘da Kink in my Hair) in 2009 at the prestigious Music Hall, written by her brother Darren Anthony and was produced by Trey Anthony Studios.
A mentor and role model, Anthony, who went to high school in Brampton, Ontario, regularly visits schools to inspire youth, including her alma mater Notre Dame Secondary School. She volunteers with the Black Queer Youth Group, speaks to students about body image and other issues facing female adolescents, and gives away tickets to her shows to youth and women in shelters.
In 2009, anthony founded, The Trey Anthony@One Centre in Toronto, a women-focused, creative wellness facility. The Centre offered workshops and classes on creative writing, well being and spirituality.
“What is my own personal call to action to make a difference in this world, and not only the world but in my own life?” It is this approach that trey anthony applies to all aspects of her life and why she is a much sought after speaker. It was one reason among many why she was selected to give an address at TEDX Toronto 2010, on September 30.
She is also a wellness and life coach, actively encouraging womyn to live their best lives ever! She is a writer for Canada's largest newspaper, The Toronto Star and the Huffington Post.
Everywhere she has spoken she has been given a standing ovation! This womyn knows how to move crowds!!!
Trey was fantastic!!!! I can’t say enough about how much the entire school community enjoyed her presentation. The kids related to her, learned from her and were inspired by her...so much so, that she had a hard time exiting the gym...the students didn’t want to let her go!
Trey was on target with her connection with the audience. So much so that most wanted to stay and talk with her after her presentation. Many had their photograph taken with her as well. Trey was very generous with her time. Her enthusiasm really set the tone for the day.
Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough