Kenny Leon

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s King Hedley II now through March 11 at the Southwest Arts Center. 

Set in the 1980s inner city Pittsburgh, ex-con King Hedley II peddles stolen refrigerators to save up for his own business and hopefully, a new life. Desperately fighting to overcome his record, family and a world that’s against him, King spends his time trying to plant seeds in a garden where nothing can grow. This becomes the perfect metaphor for his life and his dreams seemingly doomed to a violent end. 

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company presents the Atlanta premiere of "The First Noel." It's playing now through December 24 at the GA Tech's Ferst Center for the Arts. The show is written by NYC's LeLund Thompson and Jason Webb and is directed by TV, Film and Broadway star---Jasmine Guy. 

Join the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts at Clark Atlanta University for a Master Class with Kenny Leon on Monday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Davage Auditorium located on the campus of CAU. The CAU Alumnus and Tony Award winner will teach attendees how to direct a play and much more. 

Mark Angel

Just in case you missed it, here is this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry. It featured “If Loving You is Wrong” stars Joel Rush and April Parker Jones. They were both on to chat about the new season, their newest TV/film projects and much more. Veteran R&B vocalist and actor Marques Houston discussed his new film, “Til Death Do Us Part” which puts a spotlight on domestic violence. Stage actors D. Woods and Rob Demery of the Kenny Leon's musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” stopped by to talk about the lyrical genius of Tupac Shakur and his enduring legacy.

Just in case you missed it, here is a post from last weekend's edition of “UPFRONT" Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry.

It featured Jenn McEwen, Managing Director for Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. In our two-part segment, McEwen discussed the company's 15th Anniversary Season which will include the Regional Premiere of the Tupac Shakur inspired musical "Holler If Ya Hear Me" as well as August Wilson's "King Hedley II" and Colman Domingo's "DOT. " We also talked about the August Wilson Monologue Competition. 

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