True Colors Theatre artistic director Kenny Leon is adding a beloved bold-faced name to the company’s full-time staff.
This fall, actress and director Jasmine Guy joins the True Colors team as a producing director.
And the woman who first shot to fame 25 years ago on the NBC sitcom “A Different World” will be plenty busy at her new gig.
According to True Colors reps., for the 2010-2011 season, Guy will be featured in the regional premiere of Nathan Louis Jackson‘s “Broke-ology” directed by Leon, she’ll direct George C. Wolfe‘s “The Colored Museum” and will star in Sam Shepard‘s “Fool for Love.”
True Colors theater-goers will recall that Guy made her directorial debut in 2009 overseeing the company’s production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.”
“We are fortunate to provide an artistic home for one of America’s great artists,” says Leon in a True Colors email. “We’re looking forward to adding Jasmine’s collaborative nature, intellect and vision to the True Colors team and we are sure she will contribute to True Colors’ core values of boldness, respect, abundance and laughter.”
True Colors 2010-2011 season kicks off Sept. 28 with the world premiere of “Gut Bucket Blues: The Legendary Bessie Smith” written and directed by David Bell.