Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Show Poster

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Critics’ Reviews

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

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.


Critics’ Reviews (2)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Brilliant! A powerful tale about joy, dreams, community, and sisterhood."

Entertainment Weekly

Emyln Travis

"Wickedly entertaining! A character-rich play, bubbling with personality and an occasion worth toasting."

The Washington Post

Peter Marks

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