Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce its annual Spring Play Reading Series from June 1 – June 3, 2016 at 7 PM at Spelman College in the Fine Arts Building Baldwin Burroughs Theatre. Join us for readings of these works by professional actors and help us choose work for our upcoming season. Check out the play reading schedule below:

June 1 at 7pm:  Brownsville Song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee directed by David Kote

Moving fluidly between past and present, this bold new play tells the story of Tray, a spirited African-American 18-year-old and his family, who must hold on to hope when Tray’s life is cut short. (Synopsis from Samuel French)

Cast:
Lena – Elisabeth Omilami*
Tray – Kameron Neal Kierce
Devine – Miniya Kote
Merrell – Widdi Turner*
Junior – Joseph Wood

June 2 at 7pm: Barbeque by Robert Ohara directed by Justin Anderson

The O’Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention. But the event becomes raucous and unpredictable as familial stereotypes collide with hard realities, and racial politics slam up against the stories we tell—and maybe even believe—about who we were and who we’ve become. (Synopsis from Drama Book Shop)

Cast:
Lillie – Mary Lynn Owen* and Tonia Jackson*
James T – Bill Murphy* and Geoffrey Williams*
Marie – Jill Hames* and Danielle Deadwyler*
Adlean – LaLa Cochran* and Minka Wiltz
Barbara – Courtney Patterson* and Tinashe Kajese*

 

June 3 at 7pm: Dot by Coleman Domingo directed by Kenny Leon

The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood. (Synopsis from Vineyard Theater)

 

Cast:
Dotty – Donna Biscoe*
Shelly – Je Nie Fleming*
Jackie – Courtney Patterson*
Adam – Joe Sykes*
Averie – Danielle Deadwyler*
Donnie – Brandon Hirsch*
Fidel – Jake Krakovsky

 

Location Details:

Spelman College Fine Arts Building

Baldwin Burroughs Theatre

350 Spelman Lane

Atlanta, GA 30314

 

Parking Details:

Patrons may park in the Spelman College Parking Deck (for a small fee) the Milligan Parking Lot, and the Fine Arts Parking Lot.