Bearing Witness


The Power of Story
Reception at 6:00pm; Program at 7:00pm

An essential part of enacting justice is the acknowledgment of historic abuses. The power of bearing witness to trauma, to omitted histories, and to personal testimony has been demonstrated perennially at Penumbra Theatre. Join us for a conversation exploring the ways in which artists act as conduits for healing, awareness raising, and action around issues of race and social justice.

Ifa Bayeza, an award-winning theatre artist, novelist and author of The Emmett Till Trilogy.
Ricardo Levins Morales, award winning artist, activist, and organizer.
Ifrah Mansour, a Somali, refugee, Muslim, multimedia artist, educator and writer/performer of her one woman show, How to Have Fun in Civil War.
Masanari Kawahara, performer, educator, and Butoh practitioner who incorporates puppetry, mask and movement into his work.

Penumbra’s Let’s Talk Series creates space for compassionate and challenging conversations around issues of social justice, equity, and the arts. Curated by Sarah Bellamy, the event begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.

Single Tickets
Purchase online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.


Monday, December 10, 2018 // 6:00PM