Penumbra marks 40 years of illuminating the African-American experience through art

When you pull up to St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre, considered one of the largest and most important African-American theater companies in the nation, the first thing you notice is the playground. Tots toddle down teal-colored slides. Little yellow dump trucks sit bedded in a swath of wood chips. The fence that borders the property is … [ Read more]

Minnesota theaters pave the way for nation-wide change

Leadership changes are happening swiftly and often at theaters around the United States, but perhaps nowhere is the change happening faster than in the Twin Cities, reports The New York Times. Minneapolis–St. Paul is one of only two markets in the country (with New York) that can claim three or more companies that have won a Tony Award … [ Read more]