Press Release: Jacqueline E. Lawton's Noms de Guerre to Be Featured as part of True Colors Theatre Company's Annual Spring Play Reading Series
Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is excited to announce their annual spring play reading series. Jacqueline E. Lawton's Noms de Guerre, a socio-political drama that addresses the ever-changing role of women and the damaging impact of PTSD on veterans and their family, has been selected to be a part of this much-anticipated festival of plays.
The series is free to the public starting week of June 6th through June 9th starting at 7:00pm at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center’s Performance Theater. Here's the lineup of plays:
Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00pm: Shoe by Marisela Orta | Directed by Anthony Rodriguez
Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00pm: Noms de Guerre by Jacqueline E. Lawton | Directed by David de Vries
Thursday, June 8 at 7:00pm: Sender by Ike Holter | Directed by Melissa Foulger
Friday, June 9 at 7:00pm: The First Noel by Lelund Thompson and Jason Michael Webb | Directed by Jasmine Guy and Musical Direction by Keith Williams
Click here to learn more and here to reserve your tickets.
About True Colors Theatre Company
The name True Colors Theatre Company reflects a promise to search for truth and clarity. True Colors Theatre Company's mission is creating a moveable feast of theatre grounded in the rich canon of African-American classics and branching out to include bold interpretations of world drama and a strong commitment to diverse new voices, helping to develop those early-career writers who are creating tomorrow's classics today.
True Colors Theatre Company intends to be an important voice in the American discussion of diversity, supporting and propelling individuals and institutions in their quest for understanding. Operationally, the company will strive to remain fiscally sound and small enough that every individual who works there can be heard, be accountable, get better at what they do, and live out True Colors' core values.
JACQUELINE E. LAWTON was named one of 30 of the nation's leading black playwrights by Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. Her plays include: Anna K; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful;The Devil’s Sweet Water; The Hampton Years; Ira Aldridge: the African Roscius; Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention; Love Brothers Serenade (2013 semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference); Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; and Our Man Beverly Snow. Ms. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She is a 2012 TCG Young Leaders of Color award recipient, National New Play Network (NNPN) Playwright Alum, and member of Arena Stage's Playwrights' Arena. She is also a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.