My True Colors Festival is an annual event fighting for social justice and promoting cultural diversity through the arts by presenting works in multiple disciplines that are for and by underrepresented multicultural LGBTQIAGNC+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual. nonbinary gender non-conforming) storytellers. My True Colors Festival benefits LGBTQIAGNC+-identifying persons and their allies.
Since its launch in June 2015 as an official NYC PRIDE event, MTCF has presented over 200 screenings of film shorts, narratives, documentaries, and web series; stage plays; music performances; dance acts; visual arts; and, talkbacks/one-on-one conversations with high profile artists like ABC "Black-ish" co-star Jennifer Lewis and "For Colored Girls..." creator, the late Ntozake Shange. While the COVID-19 pandemic caused MTCF to scale back its offerings, we continued to support artists behind the scenes.
The 2023 season will take place June 15th – 30th both virtually and live in the Tri-State Area. In addition to offering a safe and affirming environment for storytellers to showcase their works, MTCF is devoted to keeping production costs down for independent artists and providing development opportunities for rising playwrights.