Penumbra Difference

Penumbra’s equity work springs from theatre practices that traverse the psychology of human behavior.

Our trauma-informed trainers are constantly learning so that we can stay at the forefront of equity efforts. We use our expertise in theatre to create spaces where nuance and complexity can emerge, while still holding our collective focus on healing. Penumbra’s embodied process sparks empathy through the power of personal testimony and story facilitated by seasoned artists. Our unique cultural grounding as a Black institution means that we center race as our primary lens, bringing deep historical and contemporary analysis to our equity work. Our signature curriculum helps clients explore the social, psychological, and physical consequences of various forms of racism, while custom wellness modalities help learners feel resilient at their growth-edge.

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