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 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