About Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre

True Colors Theatre Company is a nonprofit regional theater company based in Atlanta, GA. Our mission is to celebrate the rich tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists from all cultures. We add dimension and relevance to our work on the stage through active community events and education programming. The vision of Artistic Director Jamil Jude is for the company to thrive at the intersection of artistic excellence and civic engagement.

True Colors Theatre Sankofa Seasons: "Sankofa Bird" by Aaron Henderson

THE SANKOFA SEASONS

2021 – 2024

True Colors’ Sankofa Seasons focus on preserving and uplifting the belief of the Akan people of Ghana that the knowledge of the past must not be forgotten as time and journeys move forward. The three-year series began in 2021-2022 with “Go Back and Get It”, three plays that explored themes impacting Black people in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The 2022-2023 season is True Colors’ 20th anniversary, the theme of which is “Reclaiming Ours.” The season will include program remixes of True Colors and Black theatre classics to celebrate that which has made us successful thus far. The final year of the series – “Looking Forward” in 2023-2024 – will consist of all world premieres.

GO BACK AND GET IT

Original work by Aaron F. Henderson

Atlanta’s own narrative artist Aaron F. Henderson describes the elements of “Go Back and Get It” (pictured above), the first in a series of original pieces that he is creating specifically for True Colors to commemorate the Sankofa Seasons.

MORE ABOUT AARON F. HENDERSON

Thank You Sponsors

Season Sponsors:

The Wish Foundation

The Amos Family Foundation
AEC Trust

David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund

Small Business Administration
MARTA: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor

Jordan and Kristen Silton

Next Narrative Monologue Competition Sponsors:

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

Delta Community Credit Union

Sartain Lanier Family Foundation

PR Consultants:

True Colors Theatre Company: Public Relations Sponsor

Season Sponsors:

The Wish Foundation

The Amos Family Foundation
AEC Trust

David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund

Small Business Administration
MARTA: True Colors Theatre Company Sponsor

Jordan and Kristen Silton

Next Narrative Monologue Competition Sponsors:

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

PR Consultants:

True Colors Theatre Company: Public Relations Sponsor

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