As part of our 2020-21 Season – “Joy and Pain” – 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.



In our time off the stage, we have been creating free virtual content uplifting Black voices, truths, stories and lives. As we move toward the possibility of getting back on stage, your gifts will be more important than ever. Mailchimp will match donations up to $40,000 dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your gift!


New Page Commissions

Commissioned Works for Mid-Career Artists

Commissions to three local mid-career playwrights to create one-hour long plays intended for the digital space. At the conclusion of each play, True Colors Theatre will host a talkback to provide each playwright with real-time audience and professional feedback. 

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Dihvinely Konnecked Commissions

Micro-Commissions for Early Career Artists

Commissions to 10 early-career artists from a variety of artistic disciplines. Artists selected by a panel of local established artists from various disciplines. Final presentations from artists will be shared on our social media channels.

Meet the Fellows

Inside Look

Connecting Our Community with Black Arts

This community engagement initiative, developed by Artistic Director Jamil Jude, is a program for audience members to gain appreciation for new works by emerging Black Artists and gain insight into the play development process.

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True Colors Theatre Colors "Joy and Pain" End of Season Jubilee


Joy and Pain Season

Date: Sat, July 31, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: City of South Fulton Southwest Arts Center

Performances to include upcoming season previews featuring S. Renee Clark , Adrienne Reynolds, India Tyree, Brenda Nicole Moorer, Chandra Currelley and various artists from the Joy and Pain Season. DJ Do Wit will play into the evening.

Community Conversations Series from True Colors Theatre Company


2020 – 2021 Series

This season at True Colors, we have explored the dichotomy of joy and pain within the Black experience through a number of in-depth and illuminating Community Conversations. If you missed any of these great conversations, which include performances by talented actors and musicians, then click on the link below to explore our archives. Sit back and enjoy!


Amplifying Your Voice



Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre is a nonprofit theatre based in Atlanta, GA. The name True Colors Theatre Company reflects a promise to search for truth and clarity. True Colors Theatre Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich tradition of black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists of all cultures.

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Dear True Colors family, due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in keeping with CDC recommended measures, our team will be telecommuting until further notice. If you need to reach any of us, please visit the staff page here. We are responding to emails and checking our office voicemails. Thank you for your patience as we all work through this difficult time. We have been collecting resources for members of our community affected by the current economic struggles and global uncertainty, which can be found here. We appreciate you and encourage you to be well!

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The Imlay Foundation

The Wish Foundation

The Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Foundation