Horace J. Bond Ambassador Program - Macalester College, the University of Minnesota and Hamline University faculty select exceptional undergraduates who work with Penumbra to address social issues on campus.
Fellowships - Providing support for students from high school through graduate school to explore musical and dramatic theatre, literary criticism, and dramaturgy.
Internships - Behind the scenes and close to the action, our internship programs give students the opportunity to work and learn at the same time.Quilting Circle - A community experience you can look forward to annually. Learn new skills and make an original art piece that is featured in our holiday musical favorite, Black Nativity.
Salon Series - Guest lectures, roundtable discussions, symposia and post-play discussions offer patrons the opportunity to think critically about our art and continue the dialogue.
Student Matinees - Offering students ages 14 and up the opportunity to explore the African American experience through artistically excellent productions. Bring your students to see a show and stay afterwards for a post-play discussion.
Study Guides - Free and online, Penumbra’s study guides include contextual essays, artist interviews, and much more. Each guide includes curriculum for grades 9-12 by high school educators to enhance learning in your classroom!
Summer Institute - Training the next generation of activist artists! Students study the craft of performance while learning about social justice to promote change in their own communities.
The Wilson Lab - This archival project will preserve the legacy of the preeminent African American theatre company in the nation. The Lab will make personal interviews from founding company members, videography, literature and more available for research.
Workshops - Exploring the power of art to change lives and communities. Join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota or book your own RACE workshop today!
The Penumbra Theatre Company Quilt - See the quilt squares that now illuminate the walls of our theatre.
Meet the Education and Outreach Team!
H. ADAM HARRIS – Teen Programs Coordinator
is the Teen Programs Coordinator with Penumbra Theatre Company and a former
Summer Institute Intern. As a professional actor, he was recently seen in How
the Grinch Stole Christmas (Children’s Theatre Company); The Way of Water (Frank
Theatre); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Much Ado About Nothing, (Guthrie Theater); and
Penumbra Theatre’s production of The Amen Corner at the Guthrie Theater. Adam
received his B.F.A from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor
Training Program along with a minor in African American Studies. Adam recently
toured prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers in a production of The
Seven with Ten Thousand Things Theater. His primary role is connecting
passionate young leaders with Penumbra’s Summer Institute program and working
with educators to bring theatre for social change into their classrooms.