High-Rise Avenue Presents

HAIR POLICE

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Written by Kalungi Ssebandeke and Sandra Thompson-Quartey

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Brianna's career hangs in the balance when she starts wearing her natural hair to work.

 

Everyone has an opinion, is it really that deep?

 

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
www.artscouncil.org.uk

 

Dates:  December: Sun 5th at 4pm, Fri 10th at 7.30pm, Sat 11th at 3pm, Sun 12th at 12pm

You're invited

Thank you for agreeing to participate as a script reviewer for, Hair Police, a new play in development. 

The cast has read a 60-minute extract from the 90-minute play, which will be streamed live for you via Zoo.  

Please fill in the feedback form immediately after the streaming of the play. 

Your support will help us strengthen the next draft before we submit it to theatre venues to consider for a production.

Research: Schools and Workplaces Worldwide

  1. In March 2021 students at Pimlico school staged a protest over discriminatory dress codes READ THE ARTICLE
     

  2. This Morning’s Phillip Scofield and Holly Willoughby interviewed a Mixed Race boy banned from school in London for his hair.  WATCH VIDEO
     

  3. In the UK, February 2020 Ruby Williams, a Mixed Race child. was sent home from school multiple times because her afro was deemed inappropriate READ THE ARTICLE 
     

  4. In 2016 the BBC reported that a Black lady who showed up to work with cornrows was told  by her employer to "wear a weave at work" - your afro hair is unprofessional" asked wen her hair would return to 'normal’ READ THE ARTICLE
     

  5. In the UK, a Harrods manager told a Black woman she needed to relax her hair (chemically straighten) to work there READ ARTICLE
     

  6. In South Africa, Black students protested over the code of conduct at Pretoria High which policed how they wear their hair and due to comments from teachers READ THE ARTICLE
     

  7.  In America, a Mixed Race wrestler had his dreadlocks cut during a match READ THE ARTICLE
     

  8. Personal stories from 30 black women in America READ THE ARTICLE