As ARTS ATL embraces the new — new year, new website, new artists — we recognize how essential it is to explore new stories and new ways of storytelling. So throughout 2019, we’ll be profiling 20 theater artists, administrators and innovators who are shaking up the city’s stages. Our favorite writers (and some new ones) will have intimate conversations with fresh faces who are making waves throughout metro Atlanta. We’re looking for the manager who is creating a new workplace, the producer who is taking a chance on new work, the actor who is taking theater off the stage and everything in between.
Our goal is to offer insight into why these talented individuals have chosen a life of art, what steps they’ve taken in their careers to get where they are and where they see the art form headed. These stories will be as much about approaches to the craft as they are candid interviews that make you laugh, cry or raise an eyebrow.
Our first interview will be with Jamil Jude, the new artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company. Jude moved to Atlanta from Minneapolis and is taking over leadership of the southwest Atlanta company cofounded by actor/director Kenny Leon and Jane Bishop, his onetime Alliance Theatre colleague. We spoke with Jude about his career trajectory and his plans for continuing the True Colors legacy. We hope you’ll join us.