Penumbra Theatre Company

270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102


Mission & Vision:

Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, relevant and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.


- To increase public awareness of the significant contributions of African Americans in creating a diversified American theatrical tradition.

- To encourage and facilitate a culturally diverse and all-inclusive America by using theatre to teach, criticize, comment and model.

- To use theatre to create an American mythology that includes African Americans and other peoples of color in every thread of the fabric of our society.

- To continue to maintain and stabilize a black performing arts community.

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