Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon and his True Colors Theatre Company will honor TV, film and stage icon Phylicia Rashad during this year’s True Colors Applauds Awards Brunch on Saturday June 1 at 11 a.m. at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel.
Emceed by media personality Brenda Wood, the True Colors Applauds Awards Brunch will include performances from the company’s 2018 – 2019 season and “Moments Make the Movement.” It will also include presentations to author and playwright Pearl Cleage; Executive Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Camille Russell Love and two companies—The Georgia Justice Project and Turner (now known as WarnerMedia). The awards are given to individuals and organizations that have positively impacted the arts community. Rashad will be receiving the coveted Jane Bishop National Theatre Award, in honor of True Colors’ late Co-Founder, who illuminated the path that led to the creation of True Colors.
In addition to honorees, True Colors will also pay homage to Co-Founding Artistic Director, Kenny Leon, who will become Artistic Director Emeritus next season, and celebrate the transition of Jamil Jude from Associate Artistic Director to Artistic Director. True Colors announced Leon’s departure from the company last fall.
“It’s time to engage a younger generation with fresh artistic leadership,” said Leon regarding the transition. “Since first meeting Jamil, I knew he was the right person to carry the torch for True Colors Theatre Company. Jamil is an inspiring artist and an empowering community leader. True Colors will continue to thrive locally under his leadership as a place where everyone’s story is told.”
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