The dazzling world premiere of Jaja's African Hair Braiding arrives on Broadway.
This dazzling world premiere welcomes you into Jaja’s bustling hair braiding salon in Harlem where every day, a lively and eclectic group of West African immigrant hair braiders are creating masterpieces on the heads of neighborhood women. During one sweltering summer day, love will blossom, dreams will flourish and secrets will be revealed. The uncertainty of their circumstances simmers below the surface of their lives and when it boils over, it forces this tight-knit community to confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of the place they call home. This extraordinary new play is by the award winning Ghanaian-American playwright Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play) and will be directed by Obie winner Whitney White (Our Dear Dead Drug Lord).
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and Madison Wells Live with LaChanze and Taraji P. Henson.
JAJA’S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING GROUP TICKETS
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Brittany Adebumola, Maechi Aharanwa, Rachel Christopher, Kalyne Coleman, Somi Kakoma, Lakisha May, Nana Mensah, Michael Oloyede, Dominique Thorne, Zenzi Williams
Author: Jocelyn Bioh
Director: Whitney White
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown
Scenic Design David Zinn
Costume Design Dede Ayite
Lighting Design Jiyoun Chang
Original Music & Sound Design Justin Ellington
Video Design Stefania Bulbarella
Hair & Wig Design Nikiya Mathis
Dialect & Vocal Coach Dawn-Elin Fraser
Casting Caparelliotis Casting, Kelly Gillespie, & Erica Hart