Phaedra Michelle Scott

GOOD HAIR

This title will be available soon.

GOOD HAIR

by Phaedra Michelle Scott

Good Hair follows three women through three different time periods, exploring the science of Black hair. Florence is a high schooler in 2017 whose hair is being questioned for its ‘professionalism’, Sarah Breedlove is on the cusp of a major discovery that can change Black women’s lives forever at the turn of the 20th century, and Eliza is a slave to the wealthy family who craves mobility from her current station. Ultimately, they each question themselves asking the question: does the cost of perceived beauty outweigh the proof of science?

Production Notes

3F (doubling/tripling)

 CHARACTERS:

Florence Brown/ Annie Monroe/ Brahma Black Woman. 20s.

Isha Chinnapin/ Barthi Kholi/ Pooja South Asian Woman. 20s.

Dr. May Carter/ Sarah Breedlove/ Riya Black Woman. 30s.

Commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theater/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant

Developed with Pipeline Theater Company PlayLab


Author

Phaedra Michelle Scott

Phaedra Michelle Scott is a screenwriter and playwright based in New York City. She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant for her play Good Hair, about the science of Black hair care. Her play Diaspora! was a commissioned work through Speak Easy Stages’s Boston Project. Phaedra is a past Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm for her play Plantation Black, and is a member of the Obie-winning playwriting group, Youngblood, at Ensemble Studio Theater. She is also a member of Beehive Dramaturgy Project. Her plays have been commissioned by...[FULL BIO]