HAIR’itage – coming to a city near you


This play shows the  journeys and struggles that African-American women go through with their hair and how that affects work, family and social lives.

An original play about the evolution of the Black woman’s Hair by Niccole Nero Gaines

The play tells the stories of 6 “Sistah’s” and how their hair defined them at certain times in their lives.  You may have heard the expression, “Don’t touch a black woman’s hair”  Hair is considered by some women to be their crowning glory.  “Hair’itage” explores the relationships a black woman has with her hair.  The stories are told through scenes, monologues, song and dance.

After a successful run at the Off-Broadway, Player’s Theatre, Hair’itage will begin a coast to coast  tour in the Fall of 2013. Read an article about Hair’itage here.

For information on sponsorship/co-sponsorships please email: [email protected] or call 631-920-2901


About the writer:  Niccole Nero Gaines has a BA in Theatre Arts from Morgan State University where she won the prestigious Arthur C. Lamb award.  She has written and directed several plays over the years.  For the past five years Niccole has owned and operated a natural hair salon.  Running the salon gave Niccole the opportunity to speak to an abundance of women about their hair.  Niccole decided to write the piece to open up dialogue about the black woman and her hair.





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