As part of our 2021-22 Season – “Go Back And Get It” – True Colors Theatre will be expanding its work of amplifying Black Voices by increasing the reach of established Black Artists nationally and commissioning new works from emerging Black Artists locally.

FANNIE The Life and Music of Fannie Lou Hamer

FANNIE

The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Dates: June 14th – July 10th, 2022
Playwright: Cheryl L. West

Fannie Lou Hamer was the baby of her family, who were sharecroppers with 19 children before her. After working on plantations for most of her adult life, she joined the Civil Rights movement. Three years after attending a rally, she co-founded a new political party to advocate for Black voting rights. Involuntarily sterilized, robbed of her possessions, and beaten in jail, Fannie Lou Hamer was not deterred. This play with music has a cast of one, in recognition of the sheer power of Fannie Lou Hamer’s will.

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“Go Back and Get It” Season

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MARTA Performance: Words of Power

WORDS OF POWER

Spoken Word + Music to Lift Your Soul

Date: Monday, June 27th, 2022
Time: 5:00-6:00PM ET
Location: West End Station (680 Lee St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)

Join us as we bring together some audience favorites of True Colors’ stage for an energetic afternoon of original spoken word performances and musical sounds that will lift your spirit. Don’t miss this one-time performance, and be prepared to be moved!

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The Movement Lives On: BLM and Atlanta Theatre

THE MOVEMENT LIVES ON

BLM and Atlanta Theatre

Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2022
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM ET
Location: Southwest Arts Center (915 New Hope Rd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30331)

Led by moderator Kelundra Smith, this distinguished and diverse panel of theatre professionals will share their perspectives on the Atlanta theatre community’s progress, or lack thereof, toward equity and inclusion, two years after the beginning of the racial reckoning in 2020.

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True Colors Theatre Sankofa Seasons: "Sankofa Bird" by Aaron Henderson

SANKOFA SEASONS

“Go Back and Get It”

Inspired by the legacies of foundational Black theaters and their trailblazing leaders, True Colors seeks to continue in their legacies as we prepare to positively affect the future of the American Theatre. Over the next three years, True Colors is committing to revisiting their histories and uplifting the Black storytellers that have guided us to this moment. Similarly, we commit to birthing new Black narratives that will have a lasting impact on the way future communities understand and celebrate themselves. This idea, returning to retrieve information from our past, is best understood in the concept of Sankofa.

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SANKOFA SEASONS

The Meaning of Sankofa

Atlanta artist Aaron Henderson describes the elements of his “Sankofa Bird” piece created to celebrate the Sankofa Seasons at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company.

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AMPLIFY BLACK VOICES

In our time off the stage, we have been creating free virtual content uplifting Black voices, truths, stories and lives. As we move towards getting back on stage, your gifts will be more important than ever!

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Amplifying Your Voice

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TRUE COLORS THEATRE COMPANY

True Colors Theatre Company is a nonprofit regional theater company based in Atlanta, GA. Our mission is to celebrate the rich tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists from all cultures. We add dimension and relevance to our work on the stage through active community events and education programming. The vision of Artistic Director Jamil Jude is for the company to thrive at the intersection of artistic excellence and civic engagement.

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The Wish Foundation

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MARTA: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor
Ford Foundation: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor

John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.

David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund

AEC Trust

Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

True Colors Theatre Sponsor: Warner Bros Discovery
Wilmington Trust: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor
Delta Community Credit Union: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor
Rumph and Associates: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor
The Amos Family Foundation

The Wish Foundation

Jordan and Kristen Silton

PR Consultants:

True Colors Theatre Company: Public Relations Sponsor