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JAN 14 - FEB 2, 2025

Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Whitney White

The Yard

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Whitney White

The Yard

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes (no intermission)

Single Tickets on sale later this summer


Additional Credits
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is a co‑production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Presented in association with Madison Wells Live and LaChanze

Production Sponsor
The Joyce Foundation

Additional Credits
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is a co‑production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Presented in association with Madison Wells Live and LaChanze

Straight from a twice-extended Broadway run, making its Regional Premiere

This comedic play offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of West African immigrant women who find community in a Harlem hair salon. Over the course of a sweltering summer day, love blossoms, dreams flourish, and secrets are revealed. Uncertainty simmers below the surface, and when it boils over, this tight-knit community is forced to confront what it means to be an outsider on the edge of the place they call home.

“I am thrilled and honored that audiences beyond Broadway will get to come to ‘the shop’ and meet the vibrant women of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding,” says acclaimed playwright Jocelyn Bioh. “This play means so much to me as both a native New Yorker and as a first-generation Ghanaian American as it speaks to the heart of what makes our country so beautifully unique: its rich diversity of people and culture. There is a real universality to these women’s experiences, and I can’t wait for audiences to connect and fall in love with each of them.”

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes (no intermission)

Single Tickets on sale later this summer


Additional Credits
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding is a co‑production of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Presented in association with Madison Wells Live and LaChanze

Production Sponsor
The Joyce Foundation