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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.

The season opens in September, when True Colors will conclude Dominique Morisseau’s The Detroit Project Trilogy with Paradise Blue. In past seasons, True Colors has produced the two other plays in the trilogy, Detroit ’67 and Skeleton Crew. Set in 1949, Paradise Blue explores a jazz club in Detroit’s Black Bottom, a neighborhood on the verge of urban renewal and radical change.

February 2020 brings Jocelyn Bioh’s comedic hit School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play to the stage. This production follows a group of young women at a Ghanaian boarding school vying to participate in the Miss Ghana Pageant and ultimately, the Miss Global Universe Pageant.

The season closes with George Brant’s Marie & Rosetta, a play with music that tells the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her protégée Marie Knight, as they develop the relationship that led them to become a dynamic singing duo.

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