THREE more performances, Saturday, 2/1, Friday, 2/7, Saturday, 2/8!


You speak and we listen! Announcing the addition of THREE more performances: Friday, 2/1 (2 p.m.) Friday, 2/7 & Saturday, 2/8.  Click HERE for tickets.

Visual Art Exhibition: Clara K. Johnson


We’re thrilled to feature abstract paintings in the Manbites Dog Theater lobby, by Raleigh-based artist, Clara K. Johnson.  Completed during a residency in Houston, TX, Clara is a self-trained artist, who returns to Manbites Dog Theater to exhibit some of her transcendental paintings depicting the intangible beauty of nature.  See more of Clara’s work by visiting,

FREE Event: I Love My Hair / I Love My Body

I LOVE MY HAIR THE PLAY PRESENTS A Community Engagement Event:
I Love My Hair / I Love My Body

Saturday January 18, 2014

It’s the start of a new year, with new goals and new motivation! Join us for an intimate conversation around health and wellness on the stage of I LOVE MY HAIR THE PLAY. Learn more about protective styles and hair care for both relaxed and natural hair, experience healthier ways of preparing your favorite foods and discover how to improve your overall wellness. Enjoy warm, informative discussions, goods and services by local small business owners, professional presenters, giveaways, and a whole lot of fun!


Chan Little, Certified Personal Trainer
Director of Wellness, Durham YMCA


Taji Shabu, Licensed Natural Hair Practitioner
Owner, Taji Natural Hair Styling

LaMana Donadelle, Vegetarian Personal Chef
Owner, Culinary Healing

Samantha Webb, Licensed Cosmetologist & Stylist




Up 2 the Minute Fashion & Accessories

Peach Cobbler Yoga

The Art of Cool Project


Ngozi Designs

Curvy Girl Health

Q&A Sessions



I LOVE MY HAIR: The Remix | Promo Video Release!

We are so thrilled to share this work in our community again! We have all worked so tirelessly to create an experience that is both entertaining and educational. PLEASE HELP US SPREAD WORD by sharing this video with your family, friends, colleagues, professional networks, churches, social organizations, neighbors… pretty much anyone you think would enjoy participating in a rich theatrical experience that is engaging, challenging, humorous and affirming. As always, THANK YOU for your continued support of local art & artists. And please don’t wait to get your tickets. They really are going fast!

ILMH supports Genesis Home!


We are excited to announce that proceeds from our Community Night/Preview Show on Thursday, January 16, 2014 will be donated to our friends at Genesis Home.   For nearly 25 years, Genesis Home has worked to end homelessness for families with children by providing housing and supportive services to foster independence.  What we love about Genesis Home is there ability to offer hope, security, safety, inspiration, job skills and a home to those in our community who need it most.  And when residents transition from Genesis Home to their own home, they take all the skills, hope and fortitude they need to have a better life.

We are so honored to support the great work that Genesis Home is achieving in our community.  Please consider supporting this cause by attending our Community Night/Preview Show on Thursday, January 16, 2014.  For tickets, click here.

Learn more about Genesis Home by visiting:



Dear Friends/Family/Supporters:

I am thrilled to announce a remount/remix/re-twist of I LOVE MY HAIR the play! After a hugely successful 2012 premiere in Durham, we’re returning to Manbites Dog Theater for a special encore performance.

We’ve made some enhancements and put a little polish on things and hope that you’ll love it as much as you did the first time.

While this is the ILMH REMIX, there are some things that haven’t changed, like the incredibly talented cast and design crew.

Help us spread the word by telling your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and social networks about the show, and make plans NOW to participate in the I LOVE MY HAIR experience. You do not want to miss this!

Stay tuned for more information and project developments by visiting our web site, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @ILoveMyHairPlay.

Show information:

January 16 – February 1, 2014

Manbites Dog Theater

Durham, NC

ILMH honored in Indy Week’s “The Year in Triangle Theater 2012”

Year in Theater | Chaunesti Webb - Photo by Jeremy M. Lange


Congratulations to the entire I Love My Hair team! We were recognized by Independent Weekly in their 2012 Triangle Theater wrap up in the following categories:





The Year in Triangle Theater 2012  Perseverance, innovation and excellence, from companies new and old

Read full post here!

I LOVE MY HAIR is going to to Boulder, CO for one show only!


Boulder, CO

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“HAIR RAISING” 5-STAR Review from Independent Weekly!

"I Love My Hair" features (seated, from left) Sherida McMullan, Aurelia Belfield, Yolanda Rabun, (standing, from left) Hazel Edmond and Lakeisha Coffey.

Check out Byron Woods’ 5 STAR  review of I LOVE MY HAIR in the Independent Weekly!

I LOVE MY HAIR featured on NBC17

Check out ILMH creator and director, Chaunesti Webb and cast member Yolanda Rabun interviewed by Valonda Calloway from NBC17!