Shows And Events

East Texas Hot Links

July 16 - August 11

Greed, corruption and Jim Crow intertwine in the tense thriller East Texas Hot Links. It’s 1955 in the piney woods of East Texas, and Charlesetta’s Top O’ the Hill Cafe is one of the only public places where black locals can gather for comfort, solace and companionship. When danger comes knocking, the unthinkable happens, with dire consequences for all involved.

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2019 – 2020 Season: She Griots

August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020

Incoming Artistic Director Jamil Jude and True Colors Theatre Company are thrilled to announce the 2019 – 2020 season, dubbed “She Griots.” The three productions of this 17th season focus on strong women playwrights, storytellers, historians and leaders of various generations.

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Paradise Blue

September 24 - October 20

It’s 1949, and the new mayor of Detroit is working to get rid of the blight of the city—and to move African Americans out of Detroit’s Black Bottom. Blue, a gifted trumpeter, considers selling his once thriving family jazz club, leaving his beloved Pumpkin and her dreams aside. Silver, a mysterious woman with a history, enters the scene with her own plans, turning the lives of everyone upside down.

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SHE GRIOTS

2019 – 2020 SEASON

This season, True Colors will celebrate black women storytellers–those who maintain and move our culture forward! Each play in the 2019-2020 season will be written by black women or feature all-black women cast.  “She Griots” is a celebration of black women who uphold our family traditions. These women are our sisters, aunts, and mothers who share stories of strength and empowerment, instilling in us our history, informing us of who we are, and encouraging change and success for the future. 

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Shows And Events

East Texas Hot Links

July 16 - August 11

Greed, corruption and Jim Crow intertwine in the tense thriller East Texas Hot Links. It’s 1955 in the piney woods of East Texas, and Charlesetta’s Top O’ the Hill Cafe is one of the only public places where black locals can gather for comfort, solace and companionship. When danger comes knocking, the unthinkable happens, with dire consequences for all involved.

Tickets
   
More Info

2019 – 2020 Season: She Griots

August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020

Incoming Artistic Director Jamil Jude and True Colors Theatre Company are thrilled to announce the 2019 – 2020 season, dubbed “She Griots.” The three productions of this 17th season focus on strong women playwrights, storytellers, historians and leaders of various generations.

Tickets
   
More Info

Paradise Blue

September 24 - October 20

It’s 1949, and the new mayor of Detroit is working to get rid of the blight of the city—and to move African Americans out of Detroit’s Black Bottom. Blue, a gifted trumpeter, considers selling his once thriving family jazz club, leaving his beloved Pumpkin and her dreams aside. Silver, a mysterious woman with a history, enters the scene with her own plans, turning the lives of everyone upside down.

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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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