As True Colors moves towards our 20th anniversary (2022-23) and as we envision a future for the next 20 years of the company’s history, we will use the concept of Sankofa as our guiding philosophy.
Sankofa, derived from the Akan people and visually represented through Adinkra symbology, reminds us that there is power in reflecting back on where you’ve been. You acknowledge your accomplishments while retrieving the things you may have forgotten.
In doing so, you journey forward emboldened in your truth and more prepared for the path that lies ahead.
Over the next three years, True Colors will celebrate our “Sankofa Seasons.” The series kicks off this year with season 19, “Go Back and Get It.” This season’s shows will take a look back on stories set in the 20th century to identify what they can teach us about our present moment.
MARIE AND ROSETTA tells the story of the inimitable Sister Rosetta Tharpe how how she blazed a trail for Black women musicians; RAISIN musicalizes the classic story of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece RAISIN IN THE SUN and helps us understand how housing policy has changed our communities; FANNIE reminds us of the strength in which our rights to vote have been defending and why the right is still worth fighting for.