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Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, in an irregular yellow font on a grungy background of magena, crinkled-paper texture.
January 19 – February 16, 2025
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
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Single tickets go on sale August 2.

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Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

  • By Jocelyn Bioh
  • Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

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Fresh off of a celebrated Broadway run, Jocelyn Bioh (writer of School Girls: Or the African Mean Girls Play) brilliantly brings the bustling world of a Harlem braiding shop to life! This universal story full of heart and hilarity centers a vibrant group of West African Stylists who create hair magic, community, and comedy in Jaja’s shop. As these “capital S” Stylists and their zany assortment of patrons navigate the complexities of culture, politics, love, and beauty, they illuminate how one finds, builds, and maintains home, even when home feels far away.

“A hot and hilarious workplace sitcom.” - The New York Times

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