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.

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AMPLIFY BLACK VOICES

Your gifts make it possible for True Colors to celebrate and propel the careers of playwrights, actors, directors, and designers. Make a gift today to join us in our commitment to provide life-changing career opportunities for Black artists.

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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.

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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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Art Meets Activism: John Lewis, C.T. Vivian, and The Baptism

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

ART MEETS ACTIVISM: JOHN LEWIS, C.T. VIVIAN AND THE BAPTISM

March 7, 2021

Join us for a special event commemorating the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s Bloody Sunday and the critical role of youth and art in the movement.

Presented by Emory University, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at Morehouse College in partnership with Lincoln Center, this event will feature a film screening of The Baptism, a visual poem by Carl Hancock Rux and Carrie Mae Weems, with a panel conversation of distinguished scholars, activists and artists, followed by a Q&A.

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Amplifying Your Voice

52 WEEKS OF WOMEN

2019 – 2020 SEASON

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to present “52 Weeks of Women,” which will complement True Colors’ 17th season: She Griots. In his first year as Artistic Director at True Colors, Jamil Jude curated this season to uplift Black women, who are among the most historically underrepresented faces in regional theatre, both on and off the stage.

With this year-long celebration, we will recognize a different “shero” on our website and on social media, sharing their stories and honoring their impact in the community. Each Wednesday, a new honoree will be featured.

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About

TRUE COLORS THEATRE COMPANY

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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