Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, and relevant and illuminates the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.
Penumbra’s goals are:
To increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition.
To encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment and model.
To use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.
To continue to maintain and stabilize a black performing arts community.
SUPPORT THE ART YOU LOVE!
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