The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls
About The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls
Journalist, screenwriter, Emmy nominated producer, and playwright Keli Goff brings this timely world premiere to Baltimore Center Stage. In the tradition of The Vagina Monologues and For Colored Girls…, The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls is a collection of monologues and scenes exploring the complex relationship women have with their hair. From afros to braids, weddings and funerals, falling in love, to grieving a loss, these stories serve as a powerful reminder that for Black women in particular, hair is both deeply personal and political. Perfect for the virtual stage, these intimate stories will take audiences on an unparalleled journey into the world of Black womanhood.
“Twisted, curled, fried, picked and plaited, Black women have always had an adventurous and creative relationship with our hair. The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls is a funny, heartbreaking and ultimately healing play about the role hair plays in unbraiding, shaping and celebrating our Black identity.” - Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Prize winning playwright)
“Because hair is the most personal and universal signifier of belonging, The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls is an ageless and transracial celebration of the human condition.” – Gloria Steinem (Famed feminist activist)