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903, 2020

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company Announces The Winners Of The 2020 Atlanta Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition

The 13th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Atlanta Regionals took place on March 6, 2020 at The Carlyle event space. Sixteen finalists – fourteen from metro Atlanta and two from Birmingham, AL – performed monologues from August Wilson’s American Century Cycle. The competition was adjudicated by Eric Ayala, award-winning screenwriter; Ray Cornelius, radio personality from WCLK 91.9 FM; Christopher Hampton, company member and instructor at Whole World Improv Theatre; Helen Hampton, Director of Global Talent […]

1402, 2020

Community Conversation: My Black Is Beautiful to Air as Part of AIB’s Keynote Series

Our recent Community Conversation, “My Black is Beautiful”, hosted by Carl and Mary Ware Hall at Clark Atlanta University, was a vibrant and impactful inter-generational discussion focusing on beauty standards, past and present, while creating a dialogue around a new definition of beauty that is inclusive of all shades of skin, all body types, and all textures of hair.

Now featured as part of AIB’s Keynote Series, this powerful conversation can be viewed on the following […]

2608, 2019

New Apprentice Company Unifying Diverse Experiences in the Arts Launches in Atlanta

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shana Bagley, Marketing Director
404.532.1901 x201; sbagley@siteb.truecolorstheatre.org

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 […]

2005, 2019

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 […]

2901, 2019

FREE Play Reading: “Wrong River” by Josh Wilder

“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 […]

204, 2018

Season Announcement

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 […]

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