Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Show Poster

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Cast & Creative

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Jocelyn Bioh's new play.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Nov. 19, 2023.

Show Overview

About Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

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.


Written by
Jocelyn Bioh
Whitney White
Set Designer
David Zinn
Costume Designer
Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer
Jiyoun Chang
Sound Designer and Composer
Justin Ellington
Video Designer
Stefania Bulbarella
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