Jasmine Guy Announced as True Colors Theatre Co's Producing Director


Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the addition of award winning actress Jasmine Guy as a full time member of the True Colors team.

Guy will fill both an artistic and an administrative role with True Colors, working to further True Colors mission on both the local and national fronts. During True Colors 2010-2011 season, Guy will be featured in the Regional Premiere of Nathan Louis Jackson's comic drama, Broke-ology directed by Kenny Leon; she will direct George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and will star in Sam Shepard's haunting story of obsession Fool for Love.

True Colors Artistic Director, Kenny Leon lauds the addition of Guy to the True Colors team and says, "We are fortunate to provide an artistic home for one of America's great artists. On behalf of our Board of Trustees and True Colors staff we are looking forward to adding Jasmine's collaborative nature, intellect, and vision to the True Colors team and we are sure that she will contribute to True Colors' core values of boldness, respect, abundance and laughter".

Jasmine Guy (Producing Director) a performing artist, director and choreographer has starred on Broadway in Chicago, Grease and The Wiz and on screen in Eddie Murphy's Harlem Nights and Spike Lee's School Daze. Her many TV credits include Fame, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Stompin' at the Savoy, Showtime's Dead Like Me, A Different World and most recently on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva. Jasmine's directorial debut was True Colors Theatre Company's for colored girls who have committed suicide when the rainbow is enuff. Most recently she has directed Douglas Tappin's I Dream at the ALLIANCE THEATRE. Under the direction of Kenny Leon, Jasmine starred in Miss Evers Boys and Swimming Upstream and will soon be in the ALLIANCE THEATRE's production of Pearl Cleage's Nacimera Society this fall. In moving back to Atlanta, Jasmine hopes to inspire and encourage the Atlanta community to become a major force in the cultural and entertainment fabric of this country.

Gut Bucket Blues - The Legendary Bessie Smith
Written and Directed by David Bell
Sept 28 - Nov 7, 2010
Balzer Theatre @ Herren's, 84 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

World Premiere

What made Bessie Smith Empress of the Blues? This world premiere musical explores her raucous life as the seed of her raucous music. From her start on the touring circuit to her success as a recording artist, Bessie refused to buckle under personal or social indignities. Find out Bessie was big as her blues, an extraordinary woman with a vivid rage to live.
Nathan Louis Jackson
Directed by Kenny Leon
January 25 - February 20, 2011
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331

Regional Premiere. Featuring Jasmine Guy.

In accordance with Broke-ology - the science of being broke - the King family has learned to balance sacrifice and let love keep them together. Dad remains in his home even as his health and his neighborhood are deteriorating. When the question is raised of how to take care of their ailing father, the two brothers find themselves strangely at odds. This comic drama encourages us to stay linked to our roots no matter where life takes us.

The Colored Museum
By George C. Wolfe
Directed by Jasmine Guy
March 22 - April 17, 2011
Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30034

A satirical exhibit of stories illuminates race relations in America. African American men and women both honor and escape the legacy of suffering that is the baggage of their past. A vaudevillian mosaic that spans over 200 years of the African American experience and celebrates African American culture, mocks stereotypes and takes a closer look at what it means to be Black in America.

Fool for Love
By Sam Sheppard
Directed by Todd Kreidler
May 10 - June 19, 2011
Balzer Theatre @ Herren's, 84 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Starring Jasmine Guy.
A haunting story of obsession, love, denial and the relationship between two people who can't live with or without each other. Inside the confines of a motel room, two estranged lovers revisit their shared history and reignite old rage. When they try to come to terms with their past the outcome is fascinating and shocking, funny and bitter. Sex, love, hate, and passion combine as they are faced with a choice: return to their combative relationship or try to live their lives alone.
Holiday Show
Langston Hughes' Black Nativity
Adapted, Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris
Musical Direction by JMichael
Nov 23 - Dec 30, 2010
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta, GA 30331

This gospel telling of the Christmas story is a soul-stirring musical celebration. A testament to the power of gospel music, the story of the Nativity is told through the combination of scripture, poetry, dance and song that connects a contemporary church revival to the time of mangers and swaddling clothes. This joyous evening brings the real meaning of faith and love to life for the entire family.

Tickets and Season Subscriptions are available by contacting Ticket Alternative @ 1.877.725.8849 or www.ticketalternative.com or through the True Colors website @ www.truecolorstheatre.org

True Colors Theatre Company is a National Theatre company based in Atlanta, GA. Founded by Artistic Director Kenny Leon, and Managing Director Jane Bishop, True Colors strives to be an important voice in the American discussion of diversity including plays and playwrights from various times, cultures and perspectives.

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