Director Kenny Leon hosts town hall on importance of theater in the community

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre is hosting a town hall meeting on the importance of theater in the community.

The event, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 16  at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center, precedes the True Colors Theatre production of Exit Strategy, a comedy written by Ike Holder about a failing public high school in Chicago that is scheduled to close at the end of the school year.

All town hall attendees can get $10 Exit Strategy tickets with the promo code TOWNHALL. The offer cannot be combined with other offers and is valid only on March 16. Tickets to the show should be purchased online in advance.

True Colors has been hosting a series of community conversations for each production.

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The upcoming town hall will address the need for theater at Southwest Arts Center as well as the broader community.

The company makes a concerted effort to connect the shows they offer with what is going on in the community and the world. Leon will discuss why True Colors chooses certain productions and how theater reflects our everyday lives.

The selection of Exit Strategy this season proved to be more prophetic than they could have imagined given the decision yesterday of Atlanta School Board members to close Whitefoord Elementary and Adamsville Primary schools at the end of the year.

Read more: Atlanta board approves school closures 

Leon is also expected to address questions and concerns of community members, such as the use of adult language in some of the plays that appear on the True Colors stage and why the company does not censor its shows.

In addition, Leon will share insights into the new season which opens in September with the regional premiere of the Broadway musical, Holler If Ya Hear Me featuring the music of Tupac Shakur. The line-up also includes Tony Award winning drama King Hedley II by August Wilson and the Southeastern premiere Dot by Colman Domingo.




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