The Ovation Circle

The Ovation Circle is True Colors Theatre Company’s prestigious and diverse giving society. Ovation Circle members include individuals and families ($1,000+), companies and foundations ($5,000+), and philanthropists that believe in our mission and invest in our growth and sustainability. Learn more about our Ovation Circle giving levels and benefits.


Over 30,000 people attend True Colors’ plays each season. These productions bring stories of love, family, adversity, and triumph to life.

“True Colors’ performances are always fresh, inspiring and thought-provoking.”
Rico Brooks

Thousands of high school students throughout the state have discovered their own voice through True Colors’ August Wilson Monologue Competition, which focuses on the ten plays in Wilson’s American Century Cycle. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is changing the faces and future of American theatre.

“I want to thank you all for the tremendous impact that you have had on my life…It was an amazing experience…and it brings a smile to my heart to know that there are adults out there willing to hear what my generation can do with timeless writing.”
Raven Pace, 2017 1st Place Winner, Atlanta Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition & student at Boston Conservatory

Join the Ovation Circle

The Ovation Circle Giving Society is your investment in the mission of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company to celebrate black storytelling and embrace bold diverse theatre experiences for all. Your support of True Colors as an Ovation Circle donor is momentous; you help True Colors thrive at the nexus of artistic excellence and civic engagement.

Please consider joining the Ovation Circle by making your gift of $1,000 or more. Using the donation buttons below, decide if you want to invest in True Colors’ mission with a one time gift of $1,000+ or with a monthly donation of $84 or more.

True Colors Applauds Brunch

Phylicia Rashad

Jane Bishop National Theatre Award

Whether she is entertaining audiences on stage and screen, breaking new ground as a director, or teaching the next generation of artists, Phylicia Rashad is one of the entertainment world’s most extraordinary performing artists.

Pearl Cleage

Laughter Award

Pearl is an Atlanta-based playwright and novelist.

Camille Russell Love

Respect Award

Since 1998, Camille Russell Love has directed the cultural programming for the City of Atlanta.  As Executive Director, she guides the cultural and artistic vision of the Chastain Arts Center and Gallery, the City’s Public Art Program, Gallery 72, Elevate, Contracts for Arts Services, the Cultural Experience Project and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, which, year after year, continues to be one of the nation’s preeminent free jazz festivals.

Georgia Justice Project

Boldness Award

Georgia Justice Project strengthens our community by demonstrating a better way to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to reentry.

Turner Broadcasting

Abundance Award

At Turner, we aspire to tell amazing stories and bring a sense of identity, community, and belonging to our fans. We crave original voices that stand up, speak out, and push boundaries on and off the screen. We understand that to truly and deeply connect with fans around the world, Turner must be an authentic reflection of our fans. Diversity not only fuels our stories but more importantly, is imperative to our future.

For more information about Ovation Circle Giving Levels and Benefits, contact LaTeshia Ellerson at 404-532-1901 ext. 203 or