Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas is Managing Director of Penumbra Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has over 15 years of management experience with arts organizations ranging from university presenters (ArtPower! at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla) to multi-genre producers (The Broad Stage, Santa Monica) to traveling exhibitions and exhibition management services (Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena). Under Thomas’ leadership, Penumbra recently underwent a major brand refresh to usher in a new era for the nation’s preeminent African American theatre. She was part of the creative and management team behind The Loft, a 250-capacity performance lounge, restaurant, and bar voted “Best Venue in San Diego.” Thomas was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley; she holds a B.A. in Visual Arts – Art History and Media from the University of California, San Diego.