Urban Bush Women’s Hair & Other Stories is a dance-theater work that explores race, identity, and ideas of beauty through the lens of Black women’s hair. It reflects on what constitutes freedom, liberation, and release in our everyday struggles to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times. This is the urgent dialogue of the 21st Century.

Hair & Other Stories is an experience for nontraditional spaces, where performers and audiences may connect and interact with one another.

“Part church revival, part dance party, part therapeutic reckoning, part history lesson…  wholly and fully engaging of mind, body and spirit… a permanent haircut or dye job for your intellect and soul.”

DC Metro Theater Arts

Panel Discussion & Fashion Show

For the Friday performance: come early for a free panel discussion on the evolution of Black hair at 5:30PM followed by a fashion show and display at 6:30PM!

For all patrons age 2+, wearing a mask is required


Your safety is our priority. Please read about all of NJPAC’s health precautions and safety requirements before purchasing your ticket.

A fee of $3.50 has been added to all performance tickets to offset the cost of COVID-19 upgrades and maintenance for performances taking place between September 1, 2021, through July 1, 2022.

NJPAC values the safety of our audiences, artists, and staff. It regularly updates its COVID protocols and procedures based on CDC, federal, state, city, and other scientific data. NJPAC reserves the right to alter safety protocols at any time and at its sole discretion including but not limited to social distancing, vaccines/testing, masks, food service limitations, venue capacity, and entrance requirements as it deems appropriate.