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:

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ENSEMBLE

BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPTS AND ADAPTATIONS

BEST DIRECTION

BEST PRODUCTIONS

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

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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!

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WUNC’s “The State of Things” Interviews ILMH Director & Cast Members!


Host Frank Stasio, Aurelia Belfield, Yolanda W. Rabun, Chaunesti Webb and Hazel Edmond after our interview on WUNC’s The State of Things

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via WUNC:

Many of us know what it’s like to have a bad hair day, but the concept of “good hair” is something that has particular meaning for African-Americans. Good hair is used to express ideas about class, sexuality and education levels in the black community. This intrigued playwright Chaunesti Webb. Her new stage production is called “I Love My Hair When it Looks Good: & Then Again When it Looks Defiant and Impressive.” It’s an exploration of the relationship black women have with their hair and how locks play a role in developing personal identity. Webb and actors Yolanda Rabun, Hazel Edmond and Aurelia Belfield join host Frank Stasio to discuss the challenges of coming to terms with your crowning glory. [DOWNLOAD AUDIO]

I LOVE MY HAIR in “The Durham News”

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“Left of Black” interviews director Chaunesti Webb

Left of Black” Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in-studio by actress and playwright Chaunesti Webb, creator and director of the new play I Love My Hair When It’s Good: & Then Again When It Looks Defiant and Impressive.  Neal and Webb discuss the relationship that Black women have with their hair and the broader cultural meanings associated with Black women’s hair.  Webb also talks about her play, which opens at the Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, North Carolina on March 8th.