43rd Season State of Emergence
We are becoming our better selves.
In this chaotic time, many of us need respite. No one can fight all of the time. This is why we need community: so when one falls or fails or becomes fatigued, there are others to stand in the gap.
It takes time to rest and to heal. And then we can call on the deepest part of ourselves. Motivated only by love—for our earth, our communities, our children—we ready ourselves to rise again.
It was June Jordan who wrote, “we are the ones we have been waiting for.” Indeed. What power, what joy, in knowing that we have what we need to do what we must. Let us remember that justice is worthy of our attention, worthy of our labor, worthy of risking ourselves. If we can bear to look at who we are, there we will find our way back home.
We can make our world anew.
This season at Penumbra, we look. We search the human heart laid bare by brave artists. We search for the clues to lead us back to our moral center, to fortify and draw us together, shoulder to shoulder, to stand in between the chaos and our most precious, tender loves. Join us as we do the work to get us back to center, back to whole, and home to our highest selves.
Change is upon us. Isn’t it electrifying?
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For over four decades Penumbra Theatre has been a beacon welcoming everyone in our community to open their hearts and minds to be nourished by the unique power of theatre. Stand with us to sustain the art you love and grow its impact.
$50 Can give a week of healthy meals to one activist artist-in-training.
$100 Can underwrite two tickets to a performance so that price is never a barrier to great art.
$250 Can provide access for one person to attend every single event this season.
$500 Can subsidize Summer Institute tuition costs for one teen
A donation in any amount helps to sustain our company and grow our impact in the community. Donate online or by calling 651.224.3180 today.
“Summer Institute gave me a purpose as a woman and person of color to share my personal experience without oppression and judgement.”
—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna