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Trey Anthony

Award-Winning Playwright

A pioneer in Canadian entertainment. trey brought the first ever Canadian written and produced show to a main stage in Canadian theatre. She faced the struggles of being constantly typecast into roles and beat the odds to create a production that is still being seen by thousands each week. That theatre production was ‘Da Kink in My Hair, which went on to be a widely popular CBC TV series. As a black Canadian leader, trey is a role model and a shining example of what can be done with determination.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Dream beyond your circumstances! Live your dreams!
Anthony shares her own personal rags to riches story, focusing on why it’s important to dream, how to turn dreams into reality, the value of networking, volunteering and internships.

Super woman dropped out of the sky!
This presentation is an honest, candid and humourous talk on how the every day working woman balances work, family, looking fabulous and having time for themselves. The talk is based on anthony’s personal life experience as a business woman, over-achiever, and former workaholic!

Walking into the Darkness – How to embrace change
Anthony will discuss how to assess when to let go, how to grieve the loss, how to reinvent yourself, and how to embrace change in your job and in your own personal life. The talk is based on her own experience of leaving a seven year relationship, a corporate job, moving to a new country, leaving everything familiar behind, to finally found out the true meaning of HAPPINESS!

Leadership – How to effectively lead
Participants will learn: how to lead with confidence, kindness and authority; how to select a winning team; deal with difficult team members, when and how to give praise; how to boost company morale; and why diversity is important in the workplace.

Platform Plus

  • Trey was fantastic!!!! I can't say enough about how much the entire Ascension 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!

    - Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
  • Hilarious - Absolutely Amazing - Inspiring! We continue to get rave reviews from our colleagues about her!

    - Canada Revenue Agency and Statscan in Ottawa
  • Trey was amazing! She did an excellent job connecting with our audience. Thank you for this recommendation!

    - Trinity College School
  • Trey Anthony took the stage and commanded attention from everyone – including Mother Nature. This was when the real show began.

    - Manager, Events & Building Services, Western University

Summary Profile

Playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian Trey Anthony is known for the groundbreaking production ‘da Kink in My Hair. trey has been in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years, and she debuted ‘da Kink in my Hair at the Toronto Fringe Festival. The play was later featured at the prestigious Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, and has been seen in theatres in New York, San Diego and London, England. ‘da Kink in my Hair has won four NAACP Awards, and was named one of the top ten plays in Canada’s theatrical history!

trey is a former television producer for the Women’s Television Network (now W) and a writer for the Comedy Network and CTV. She is the first Black Canadian woman to write and produce a television show on a major prime time Canadian network. She is also the Executive Producer of the Urban Women’s Comedy Festival, “da 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.

A mentor and role model, anthony, who went to high school in Brampton, Ontario, regularly visits schools to inspire youth. She volunteers with the Black Queer Youth Group, speaking to students about body image and other issues facing female adolescents, and gives away free 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. Here she offers classes on creative writing, well-being and spirituality. She hopes the centre will help change the way Canadian women view themselves.

In 2009, anthony produced the hit play Secrets of a Black Boy,which was a box office success! She is now busy working on her new production, The Trey Anthony Show, a talk show and her first feature film. She has recently been named a featured contributor/writer for the Toronto Star. Currently she is busy writing her first fictional novel, “Bastards and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.”