Brandall C. Jones

Connectivity Director

bjones@truecolorstheatre.org

As someone who is passionate about sharing multicultural stories and history, Brandall C. Jones is elated to be part of the True Colors family as Connectivity Director, for the primary purpose of maintaining and building connections with the Atlanta community through meaningful partnerships and programs. Jones has been an admirer of the work of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company for years and is especially proud of its commitment to providing career-making opportunities for artists of color in the Atlanta community.

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Jamil Jude

Artistic Director

jjude@truecolorstheatre.org

Jamil is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. Prior to joining the staff at True Colors, Jamil served as the Artistic Programming Associate at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Larsen Kennedy

National A.W.M.C Coordinator

Larsen Kennedy is an actress, vocalist, and instrumentalist working primarily in the metro-Atlanta area. An alumna of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, she has been involved in theatre since she was five years old. Past credits include Denise Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain, Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest, and a featured performer in a show she helped create, Real Time Radio. In addition to acting, she plays a bevy of instruments including (but not limited to) clarinet, ukulele, tenor guitar, mandolin, and banjo. She feels lucky to be a part of such a well renowned company!

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Kristen Parker

Sales Director

kparker@truecolorstheatre.org

Kristen Parker is True Colors Theatre’s Sales Director. Originally from Alabama, Kristen received a Communication Arts degree in theatre at the University of North Alabama. Upon graduating, she left to pursue acting and management work in New York City. While in New York she was fortunate to intern and work on multiple On and Off-Broadway productions as well as hold a 7-year career in finance with Lincoln Center Theatre. After 12 years in the city, she found her way back south to Atlanta where she joined the Alliance Theatre’s off-site season as assistant house manager for two years. Kristen enjoys reading, athletics, and writing, where she also excels.

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Chandra Stephens Albright

Managing Director

csa@truecolorstheatre.org

Chandra Stephens-Albright has been the Managing Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company since July 2017. She joined the nonprofit sector following a successful 22-year career at The Coca-Cola Company, where she led consumer-facing elements of the development and launch of Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the game-changing fountain dispenser named a “World-Changing Brand” by Interbrand in 2011. 

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Alex Thomas III

Annual Fund Manager

athomasiii@truecolorstheatre.org

Alex J. Thomas III is True Colors Annual Fund Manager. Alex, originally from South Carolina, received a degree of international studies from Berry College in Rome Ga. He plans to continue his education of arts and culture by pursuing a Master’s degree in Anthropology in the near future. 

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Nikki Toombs

Director of Education

ntoombs@truecolorstheatre.org

Nikki Toombs, actress, director, playwright, commissioner and True Color’s very own Director of Education, has had significant success in both the educational and professional theatre worlds. As an arts educator, Toombs has created programming for True Colors (Act like a Lady and Page to the Stage), for East Metro Health (S.T.A.R. Arts Camps) and for the Fred and Mattie Foundation (D.I.M.E. by Design). As an Artist, she has directed over 40 productions and written four stage plays (Normal, B.L.A.C.K., Twisted Colors and Parallel) which garnered her theatre program both sub-regional and regional championship wins.

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Lisa L Watson

Production Manager

lwatson@truecolorstheatre.org

Lisa L. Watson, an Atlanta native, received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University and went on to pursue graduate studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Scenic Design. While in NY she worked with the Negro Ensemble Company, New Federal Theatre, Crossroads Theatre and Diane McIntyre’s Sounds in Motions among others. Returning to Atlanta in 1992 she joined Jomandi Productions as Production Manager, a position she held for 10 years.

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Tyra Watkins

Leadership Assistant

Tyra Watkins is an actress, dancer, and model in the Atlanta Area. She is originally from Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Clark Atlanta University. Past credits include Lady in Yellow in For Colored Girls and Third Witch in Macbeth. Tyra not only has worked as an actress, but also as a makeup designer and choreographer for several productions. She is excited to be part of the True Colors Theatre Company as she transitions into her professional career.

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Brandall C. Jones

Connectivity Director

bjones@truecolorstheatre.org

As someone who is passionate about sharing multicultural stories and history, Brandall C. Jones is elated to be part of the True Colors family as Connectivity Director, for the primary purpose of maintaining and building connections with the Atlanta community through meaningful partnerships and programs. Jones has been an admirer of the work of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company for years and is especially proud of its commitment to providing career-making opportunities for artists of color in the Atlanta community.

Full Bio

Jamil Jude

Artistic Director

jjude@truecolorstheatre.org

Jamil is a highly accomplished director, producer, playwright and dramaturg focusing on bringing socially relevant art to the community. Jamil is the Co-Founder of The New Griots Festival, which is dedicated to celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black artists in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in Minnesota. Prior to joining the staff at True Colors, Jamil served as the Artistic Programming Associate at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Full Bio

Larsen Kennedy

National A.W.M.C Coordinator

Larsen Kennedy is an actress, vocalist, and instrumentalist working primarily in the metro-Atlanta area. An alumna of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, she has been involved in theatre since she was five years old. Past credits include Denise Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain, Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest, and a featured performer in a show she helped create, Real Time Radio. In addition to acting, she plays a bevy of instruments including (but not limited to) clarinet, ukulele, tenor guitar, mandolin, and banjo. She feels lucky to be a part of such a well renowned company!

Full Bio

Kristen Parker

Sales Director

kparker@truecolorstheatre.org

Kristen Parker is True Colors Theatre’s Sales Director. Originally from Alabama, Kristen received a Communication Arts degree in theatre at the University of North Alabama.  Upon graduating, she left to pursue acting and management work in New York City.  After 12 years in the city, she found her way back south to Atlanta where she joined the Alliance Theatre’s off-site season as assistant house manager for two years.  Kristen enjoys reading, athletics, and writing, where she also excels.

Full Bio

Chandra Stephens Albright

Managing Director

csa@truecolorstheatre.org

Chandra Stephens-Albright has been the Managing Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company since July 2017. She joined the nonprofit sector following a successful 22-year career at The Coca-Cola Company, where she led consumer-facing elements of the development and launch of Coca-Cola Freestyle®, the game-changing fountain dispenser named a “World-Changing Brand” by Interbrand in 2011. 

Full Bio

Alex Thomas III

Annual Fund Manager

athomasiii@truecolorstheatre.org

Alex J. Thomas III is True Colors Annual Fund Manager. Alex, originally from South Carolina, received a degree of international studies from Berry College in Rome Ga. He plans to continue his education of arts and culture by pursuing a Master’s degree in Anthropology in the near future. 

Full Bio

Nikki Toombs

Director of Education

ntoombs@truecolorstheatre.org

Nikki Toombs, actress, director, playwright, commissioner and True Color’s very own Director of Education, has had significant success in both the educational and professional theatre worlds. As an arts educator, Toombs has created programming for True Colors (Act like a Lady and Page to the Stage), for East Metro Health (S.T.A.R. Arts Camps) and for the Fred and Mattie Foundation (D.I.M.E. by Design). As an Artist, she has directed over 40 productions and written four stage plays (Normal, B.L.A.C.K., Twisted Colors and Parallel) which garnered her theatre program both sub-regional and regional championship wins.

Full Bio

Lisa L Watson

Production Manager

lwatson@truecolorstheatre.org

Lisa L. Watson an Atlanta native, received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University and went on to pursue graduate studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Scenic Design. While in NY she worked with the Negro Ensemble Company, New Federal Theatre, Crossroads Theatre and Diane McIntyre’s Sounds in Motions among others. Returning to Atlanta in 1992 she joined Jomandi Productions as Production Manager, a position she held for 10 years.

Full Bio

Tyra Watkins

Leadership Assistant

Tyra Watkins is an actress, dancer, and model in the Atlanta Area. She is originally from Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Clark Atlanta University. Past credits include Lady in Yellow in For Colored Girls and Third Witch in Macbeth. Tyra not only has worked as an actress, but also as a makeup designer and choreographer for several productions. She is excited to be part of the True Colors Theatre Company as she transitions into her professional career.

Full Bio