Join our Baobab Family
For forty-one years Penumbra Theatre has served as a beacon for racial equity, inclusivity, and compassion. We have invited everyone regardless of race, creed, or class to sit in our theatre and view the American experience from the eyes of black Americans. We have hosted countless challenging and compassionate conversations to help bridge the divide between neighbors and strangers alike. We have used the tools of theatre to empower everyday people to stand up against bigotry and hate.
Please consider making a special gift to Penumbra. Your donation will help sustain one of the nation’s preeminent African American theaters—home to powerful, relevant art that moves us and challenges us to think differently.
There are three ways to support Penumbra and join our Baobab Family:
Become a Sustainer
By making a 3-year pledge as a Sustainer, you tell us what you will donate and when. This allows us to make realistic plans, reinvest wisely, and build capacity.
Your annual gift will help support the performances, screenings, and conversations you love.
Making a recurring monthly contribution is easy on your budget and there is no need to keep track of when you last gave.
Donate By Mail
Download and complete our donation form and send to:
Penumbra Theatre Company
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Questions? Call Karla Williams, Director of Advancement, at 651.288.6794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
41ST SEASON: CROSSING LINES
Color, culture, sexuality, class. What happens when we dare to cross society’s difficult divides? This season, Penumbra presents stories of people fighting to be seen, accepted, respected, and loved — not as the world dictates, but as they are. Join us to celebrate the struggles and strength of those who don’t live inside the lines.
Penumbra Theatre produces artistically excellent, thought-provoking, relevant art that illuminates the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.
Penumbra’s Let’s Talk Series creates space for compassionate and challenging conversations around issues of social justice, equity, and the arts. Hosted by Sarah Bellamy, the event begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.
Join us for film screenings followed by provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required. Each event begins at 7:00pm.
“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