Co-Artistic Director Sarah Bellamy offers her take on why the theater is concerned about the killing of Michael Brown. Read more →
Penumbra Theatre releases details of its next season today, revealing a focus on the struggles of women. The company is using the title “Womensong” “Experiences of gender are personal and political, complicated by race, class, sexuality, religion, and place. This season we examine these complex and powerful intersections,” said Co-Artistic Director Sarah Bellamy in a Read more →
Katori Hall’s play “The Mountaintop” imagines what the final hours of King’s life might have been like, centering around his conversation with a hotel maid. Read more →
Penumbra Theatre’s production of “The Ballad of Emmett Till” has elicited strong reviews. Read more →
After almost folding, St Paul’s Penumbra Theatre Monday reported a surplus of almost $131,000. The nationally-known African-American theater faced a million dollar deficit more than a year ago. The financial picture was so bleak, Penumbra laid off six staff members and suspended its 2012 – 2013 season. But as the funds rolled in, Penumbra was Read more →
On Monday Penumbra Theatre will celebrate the publication of a new book that explores the company’s 35 year history and artistic legacy.
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