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New Apprentice Company Unifying Diverse Experiences in the Arts Launches in Atlanta
August 16, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) – Four professional metro Atlanta arts organizations announce the creation of a new arts apprentice company to serve up-and-coming arts professionals. The mission of the Four Directions Apprentice Company is to cultivate emerging artists by engaging, educating and enriching participants through an experiential learning training program.
The four […]
Phylicia Rashad to Receive Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company’s Jane Bishop National Theatre Award
For 16 seasons, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company has created masterful works of theatre art that honor the African American experience, lift up diverse voices, and create cultural understanding. To honor those who have championed the company’s mission of celebrating the tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists of all cultures, True Colors will host the second annual True Colors Applauds Awards Brunch on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM […]
“Wrong River” by Josh Wilder
True Colors Theatre Company is proud to introduce a series of staged readings with themes that parallel those in our season productions. We will examine our world through the eyes of characters while creating intimate occasions to engage with patrons.
In advance of our production of Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, we will produce a staged reading of […]
Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the 2018-2019 season – “Moments Make The Movement.” The four productions of this 16th season are woven together by a thread of radical change; at the societal, organizational and familial levels. The season opens in September with Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham. This “play with music” explores Nina Simone’s shift from popular R&B singer to vocal activist, following the bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth […]
September 16, 1963. The day after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama led Nina Simone to shift her career from artist to artist-activist as she believed, “An artist’s responsibility is to reflect the times.” Nina Simone: Four Women uses the framework of one of her most blistering songs “Four Women” to give voice to a group of women who suffered from self-hatred due to the different […]
At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers have to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she’ll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she’ll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams […]