See the original scripts, props, costumes, set pieces, and photographs that document the epic journey of this company and the people who sustain it. Dig deep and join Penumbra Theatre in its unwavering commitment to artistic excellence and social justice.
Funding for this exhibit is made possible in part by the Legacy Amendment, thanks to the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, , who provided a gift for future generations. Now Hiring: Production Manager.
Purpose of Position: In coordination with the Technical Director, the Production Manager provides support for all performance-related events by assisting the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, and Education Director with the financial coordination, staffing, scheduling, artistic coordination, and management of all aspects of all perform Production Manager is the primary liaison between production and all other departments.
Brown Community Center. Candidates must have demonstrated attention to detail, planning and budgetary skills, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Candidates must also have strong organizational and computer skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a track record as an effective team builder and leader who is also willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Candidates must also be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends ; have a basic understanding of ground plans and technical schematics; and have the ability to lift 75 lbs and climb ladders. General knowledge of technical theatre, industry tools, and computer software is required. Special consideration will be given to individuals with a proven safety record in any industry or capacity.
Penumbra Theatre Company was founded in by Lou Bellamy as avenue for African American voices within the Twin Cities theatrescene and has stood for. Penumbra Theatre Company was founded in by Lou Bellamy as a venue for African American voices within the Twin Cities theatre scene and has stood for .
Penumbra Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Announcing General Auditions for Penumbra's Season! Tuesday, June 1, Wednesday, June 2, am - pm lunch break pm - pm , at Penumbra Theatre Company. Actors should prepare 2 Contrasting Monologues preferably written by an African American Playwright, together not to exceed 5 minutes.
Before making an audition appointment, please fill out the Casting Information Form. This process keeps us current with your contact information and history with our company. It is important that you update information should it change. Paul, MN Electronic submission at: casting at penumbratheatre dot org Questions please call Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy, Directed by Robbie McCauley After a college student is brutally beaten by the police, his mother begins a campaign to protect her son from the officer who claims the boy struck first.
Secretly, though, Josephine has been writing letters to his killer. A story about loss, forgiveness, and courage, Julius By Design testifies to the power of hope in the wake of tragedy. His carefully manicured image distracted an entire generation of white viewers from the reality of racial violence raging in the streets. Still, Cole believed that with enough talent and persistence he would be judged on the content of his character as opposed to the color of his skin.
Penumbra Announces Season! Sleep Deprivation Chamber by Adam P. Art plays an essential role in trying times: it reminds us of our humanity.
The stories this season promise to open our eyes as well as our hearts. Again Black Nativity testifies to the power of faith and family. Julius by Design insists upon humanity in the wake of a murder. Both of these plays were developed through OKRA, a rigorous culturally specific new play development program at Penumbra.
Launched in by Dominic Taylor, it quickly gained national attention within the industry for the caliber of the playwrights involved and the complexity of the works selected. Locally, this will be staged at the Guthrie Theater and tickets will be available later this year through the Guthrie box office.
Penumbra Overview In , as a reaction to the stereotypical depiction of the black ethos, Lou Bellamy founded Penumbra to make art that roared with authenticity through the rich, unrestrained voice of black playwrights and artists. The ultimate goal of the Penumbra mission is to make socially responsible art that provokes thought and action around issues of racism and social justice.
This is achieved through three artistic areas — main stage, education and new play development. The main stage presents the opportunity to delve into issues as embodied in the play.
Education creates opportunities for audiences to explore the art and the issues in deep and meaningful ways. The new play development program provides a safe, nurturing and culturally specific environment for artists to create work without restriction or reservation. Bellamy continues to earn recognition for his work. Most recent awards include the Hubert H. Kennedy and Adrienne Kennedy Directed by Robbie McCauley After a college student is brutally beaten by the police, his mother begins a campaign to protect her son from the officer who claims the boy struck first.
Rejoice with the best jazz and gospel singers of the Twin Cities and members of TU Dance as they join Grandma Walker and her family to ring in the holiday season. Julius by Design January 20 — February 13, by Kara Lee Corthron Directed by Lou Bellamy Laurel and Josephine survived the murder of their teenaged son by focusing on the small things in life: morning coffee, a crossword puzzle, their weekend plans.
Based on interviews with actors, directors, playwrights, and critics, this book offers a multifaceted view of the theatre and its evolution. Tags What are tags? The project's aim is to collaborate with other African-American theater companies to collect, catalog and archive important historical documents, and make this information publicly available in an online catalog to promote awareness and education regarding the history of African-American theater. Intercultural Collaborations7. Judge strikes down rule requiring drug ads to reveal prices.
A story about loss, forgiveness, and courage, Julius by Design testifies to the power of hope in the wake of tragedy. Inside a cramped Chicago recording studio, the agony and rage bound up in the blues gets amplified when a young talent threatens to dethrone the queen. Join us for an intimate portrait of one man, his music, and the dreams of a nation. November 6, ; St. Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare. The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler. Faust Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas. The Ladykillers Graham Linehan. Play Time Julia Donaldson. Translations Brian Friel. The Wolves Sarah Delappe. The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare. The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams. Euripides: Medea Euripides. The Winter's Tale William Shakespeare.
Oxford Playscripts: Frankenstein Mary Shelley. Anthology of British Tongue Twisters K. Sophocles: Antigone Sophocles. Women of Troy Euripides. True and False David Mamet. Master Harold and the Boys Athol Fugard. Medea Euripides. Poetics Aristotle.
Mediated Authenticity Gunn Sara Enli. Building a Repertoire and an Ensemble3. Black Nativity4. Mutual Reciprocity: August Wilson and Penumbra5. Black Feminist Performance6. Intercultural Collaborations7. Review quote "Macelle Mahala's Penumbra deconstructs the knee-jerk assumption that African American theaters are limited rather than positively significant.
The book's rich weave places Penumbra Theatre Company at the center of a story that connects to core aspects of this country's culture and the diverse range of mores, triumphs, and contradictions with which black people live and make theater. Analytically grounded, the book presents a wide scope of views on black theater.