About

True Colors is more than a theatre company; we are dedicated to forging new pathways to support Black creatives. In the upcoming season, we will proudly present “In The Pocket” by Gabrielle Fulton Ponder, a celebration of Atlanta’s Neo-Soul movement. Amplifying Black voices is central to our mission; the Drinking Gourd consortium commissions and premieres works by leading Black Playwrights nationwide. Entering the third year of The Next Narrative Monologue Competition, we continue nurturing young talent by equipping students with the tools and mentorship to foster success. Our connectivity programming nurtures enduring partnerships with community leaders and organizations, collaborating with MARTA, the Atlanta Beltline, and Home Depot Backyard to bring impactful programming to diverse audiences.

Upcoming Events:

FEB

29

Atlanta Theater and Black Plays | Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre

True Talks: Greatness Abounds

In celebration of Black history month. True Talks” are panel discussions inviting the public into conversation with subject matter experts on themes of True Colors productions.

When: February 29th, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Attend virtually: Access the Live Stream here on the day of the event!

MAR

11

2024 NNMC Atlanta Regional Competition

Next Narrative Monologue Competition: Atlanta

Atlanta’s best and brightest high school students amplify creativity at the intersection of artistic excellence and civic engagement. Join us as these exceptional students grace the stage, vying for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to perform at the famous Apollo Theatre. There, they’ll compete against 24 other finalist from across the country, competing for cash prizes and the coveted national title.

When: March 11th, 7:00pm
Where: Alliance Theatre, Coca Cola Stage

Atlanta Theater and Black Plays | Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre

Upcoming Events:

FEB 29

Atlanta Theater and Black Plays | Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre

True Talks: Greatness Abounds

In celebration of Black history month. True Talks” are panel discussions inviting the public into conversation with subject matter experts on themes of True Colors productions.

When: February 29th, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Attend virtually: Access the Live Stream here on the day of the event!

MAR 11

2024 NNMC Atlanta Regional Competition

Next Narrative Monologue Competition: Atlanta

Atlanta’s best and brightest high school students amplify creativity at the intersection of artistic excellence and civic engagement. Join us as these exceptional students grace the stage, vying for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to perform at the famous Apollo Theatre. There, they’ll compete against 24 other finalist from across the country, competing for cash prizes and the coveted national title.

When: March 11th, 7:00pm
Where: Alliance Theatre, Coca Cola Stage

Thank You Sponsors

Season Sponsors:

True Colors Theatre Sponsor: City of Atlanta
MARTA: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor

Jordan and Kristen Silton

True Colors Theatre Sponsor: The Rich Foundation

Next Narrative Monologue Competition Sponsors:

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

Publix Super Market Charities
Delta Community Credit Union

Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

PR Consultants:

True Colors Theatre Company: Public Relations Sponsor

Season Sponsors:

Bloomberg Philanthropies
National Endowment for the Arts
True Colors Theatre Sponsor: City of Atlanta
Fulton County Arts and Culture
MARTA: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor
Georgia Council for the Arts

Jordan and Kristen Silton

Warner Bros. Discovery
True Colors Theatre Sponsor: The Rich Foundation

Next Narrative Monologue Competition Sponsors:

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

Publix Super Market Charities
Delta Community Credit Union

Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

PR Consultants:

True Colors Theatre Company: Public Relations Sponsor