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Kenny Leon

Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus

Kenny Leon (Director) is a Tony Award winning Broadway and film director. His Broadway credits include the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award Winner for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival), The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys, August Wilson’s Fences (which garnered ten Tony nominations and won three Tony Awards including Best Revival), the 2004 revival of A Raisin in the Sun with Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Gem of the Ocean, Radio Golfand the 2014 premiere of Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Leon’s recent film work includes “In My Dreams” for Hallmark Hall of Fame, “The Watsons go to Birmingham” for Walden Media and Hallmark, and the Sony and Lifetime TV adaptation of “Steel Magnolias”. Leon was awarded the 2010 Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing by the Drama League of New York..

Staff_Jane Bishop

Jane Bishop


In Loving Memory. We will always remember Jane. We are all blessed that she launched True Colors with her longtime friend and colleague, Kenny Leon. Her dream was a theater that looks like the world, and her best and favorite work was making people bigger and things work better. We continue to work to make these dreams come true and make Jane proud.

Jane received an MA in Theatre Education and an MFA in Directing from Illinois State University where she studied in a class of aspiring actors and directors, which included John Malkovitch, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinese, and Terry Kinny

Staff_Jamil Jude

Jamil Jude

Artistic Director


Staff_Chandra Stephens Albright

Chandra Stephens-Albright

Managing Director
Staff_LaTeshia Ellerson

LaTeisha Ellerson

Development Director


Staff_Nikki Toombs

Nikki Toombs

Director of Education


Staff_Shana Bagley

Shana Bagley

Director of Marketing
Staff_Lisa L Watson

Lisa Watson

Production Manager
Staff_Kristen Parker

Kristen Parker

Marketing Manager
Staff_Erika Heard-Robinson

Erika Heard Robinson

Education Asst./Coord

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