Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company Announces 2014-2015 Season


Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce its 2014-2015 season, opening in October with August Wilson’s personal story How I Learned What I Learned co-conceived and directed by longtime Wilson collaborator Todd Kreidler.  Following How I Learned What I Learned, True Colors will produce the 2014 Kennedy Award Winner for Drama, Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67 directed by Hi-ARTS Artistic Director Kamilah Forbes, opening in February and running through March 2015.  The season will close in July with Kevin Ramsey’s Chasin’ dem Blues a musical about the history of Paramount Records.  Performances are Wednesday – Saturday @ 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday @ 2:30 PM.  All performances will be presented at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center at 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331.

Tickets and Season Subscriptions are available by contacting Ticket Alternative @ 1.877.725.8849 or or through the True Colors website @


How I Learned What I Learned

Written by August Wilson

Co-conceived and Directed by Todd Kreidler

Southwest Arts Center

October 7 – November 2, 2014

This solo show was created and performed in 2003 at Seattle Repertory Theatre by August Wilson and shares the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s personal stories about his encounters with racism, music, love, a stint in jail, his first kiss, and life-changing friendships as a young poet in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Directed by the Wilson’s long-time friend and collaborator Todd Kreidler, August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned charts one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity and what it means to be a black artist in America. 

Starring Eugene Lee in the role of August Wilson.


Detroit ’67

Written by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Kamilah Forbes

Southwest Arts Center

February 10 – March 8, 2015

It’s 1967 in Detroit and Motown music is getting the party started. Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement of their late parents’ house into a cool, after-hours club. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings begin to clash over more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does the city around them, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots in America’s Motor City.

 Crackling with humor! Fire up some Motown, get those hips moving and everything will work out fine.”  – The New York Times

Winner of the 2014 Kennedy Award for Drama.

Chasin’ dem Blues

Written and Directed by Kevin Ramsey

Southwest Arts Center

July  7 – August 2, 2014

“Blues is the roots, everything else is the fruits.” So proclaimed Willie Dixon, blues composer, famed recording-session maestro, bass man, and an early bridge between the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. This thought is brought to life in the untold Story of Paramount Records, Chasin’ dem Blues. This roof-raising show is a foot-stomping, multi-media musical celebration, which thrills audiences with storytellers’ account of how a small Midwest town changed the landscapes of American music, and ushered in the sound of the early 20th century, a sound that still reverberates today.


Tickets and Season Subscriptions are available by contacting Ticket Alternative @ 1.877.725.8849 or or through the True Colors website @

Group Sales are available by contacting True Colors’ Group Sales department at 404.523.1901 ext. 201.