Study Guides

Penumbra Theatre Company’s Study Guide Library is meant to provide patrons with in-depth reading material on the plays we present during our main-stage season. Each guide includes a brief overview on the history of African American Theatre, a synopsis of the play, dramaturgical notes, contextual essays, critical thought on methodology, interviews with the playwrights and directors, statements and renderings from the creative design team, references for further research, and tools for teaching.

In order to help us better serve our audiences, we are asking you to complete a quick registration form about how you use our Study Guides. Once you complete the registration form and select Finish you will be redirected to a page to download the study guides. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Bellamy at