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BEYOND BELIEF


LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

BEYOND BELIEF Since the dawn of humanity, rituals have connected us,

This season at Penumbra we highlight artists who mine

healed our hearts and bodies, and helped us celebrate the

our collective past to imagine a future beyond belief.

cosmic order of our universe. Powerful, lasting rituals help

We celebrate the customs that have kept African Americans

us practice our humanity and remind us of our obligation

connected though flung far from our ancestral origins.

to care for our earth and for one another.

We honor what has sustained us through the darkest

days of American history. We lift up the creative forces

In theatre, we build the muscle needed to create

that enliven us. We let go of what no longer serves us.

something together, something precious and ephemeral,

And through the rituals conjured by intrepid artists,

to love it deeply, and to let go when it is time. At its purest

we invite you to join our circle as we move toward

distillation, making theatre helps us rehearse the perennial

higher, healing ground.

WE ARE ETERNAL TRAVELERS LINKING AN ANCIENT PAST TO A FUTURE THAT AWAITS CREATION. COME WITH US ON A JOURNEY OF FAITH, ACTION AND IMAGINATION AS WE REVEAL THE DIVINE WITHIN US ALL, BRAVELY CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO, AND SEE BEYOND WHAT IS TO WHAT CAN BE.

cycles of life and death. Theatre is a space where we can face the most daunting existential questions, and in that space of communion we find the divine in ourselves.

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SUMMER INSTITUTE T R A I N I N G T H E N E X T G E N E R AT I O N O F A C T I V I S T A R T I S T S

Penumbra’s Summer Institute is a multi-year leadership development program training young artists to critically engage the world around them and to respectfully take action to realize the luminosity of their dreams. Students explore who they are and discover their own power to make change. Join us for two weekends of activist art as we celebrate brave new voices in theatre.

AWAKE

Fearless voices unite. AUGUST 4, 2018 AT 7PM 7 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– An evening of original ensemble work written and performed by students who are standing up and speaking out about their world. Witness their bravery and welcome their leadership.

AUTHENTIC

Honest. Outspoken. Face to face. AUGUST 11, 2018 AT 7PM 12, 2017 AT 7PM ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Featuring original monologues written and performed by students who employ the power of their art to address issues that concern them. The evening includes a post-show discussion facilitated by the artists.

“My daughter came away from Summer Institute on fire to use the power of art to foster empathy and shift debilitating social patterns, especially racism.” —Wendy Morris, Parent

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for colored ls gir NTOZAKE SHANGE‘S

who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

DIRECTED BY SARAH BELLAMY AND LOU BELLAMY CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANANYA CHATTERJEA

COLORS OF COURAGE.

SEPTEMBER 20 THROUGH OCTOBER 14, 2018

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that

women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.

BOOKEND CLASSES SEPTEMBER 24 AND OCTOBER 8 AT 12:30PM Learn more about the play with other curious theatre lovers! At the first Bookend class, explore the script and gain insight into the production. Then, see the play on your own. Finally, return for the second Bookend class to enjoy a lively discussion about the issues the play illuminates. POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONS SEPTEMBER 27, OCTOBER 4, AND 11 Stay after the play for a moderated conversation with the artists to learn more about the work and hear the unexpected stories behind its creation.

“i found god in myself and i loved her i loved her fiercely” –NTOZAKE SHANGE

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“the Twin Cities’ most soulful holiday tradition” - STAR TRIBUNE

LANGSTON HUGHES’

IRREPRESSIBLE JOY. INDOMITABLE FAITH.

NOVEMBER 29 THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2018

BLACK NATIVITY

Musical direction by Sanford Moore with the Kingdom Life Church Choir and choreography by Uri Sands

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou Bellamy and the musical direction of Sanford Moore, this homegrown Christmas show returns with exceptional lead vocalists, the outstanding Kingdom Life Church Choir, and the stirring choreography of Uri Sands of TU Dance. Join us for an experience full of joy, community, and spirit.

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE. From the creator of The Ballad of Emmett Till

BENEVOLENCE World Premiere

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A small, segregated town is about to be turned upside down as fate brings a young boy from Chicago to a candy counter in Money, Mississippi. The second play in Ifa Bayeza’s powerful trilogy about Emmett Till, benevolence is a haunting, unforgettable portrait of the collateral damage surrounding a case that gained international attention and sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Penumbra produced Bayeza’s award-winning The Ballad of Emmett Till in 2014 to critical acclaim. Join us for this second chapter as we open ritual space to remember and reconnect our hearts with our history in service of a better tomorrow.

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FEBRUARY 14 THROUGH MARCH 10, 2019 BOOKEND CLASSES JANUARY 28 AND FEBRUARY 25 AT 12:30PM Learn more about the play with other curious theatre lovers! At the first Bookend class, explore the script and gain insight into the production. Then, see the play on your own. Finally, return for the second Bookend class to enjoy a lively discussion about the issues the play illuminates.

POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONS FEBRUARY 21, 28, AND MARCH 7 Stay after the play for a moderated conversation with the artists to learn more about the work and hear the unexpected stories behind its creation.

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HAUNTED BY HISTORY A Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu co-production

THE BROTHERS PARANORMAL Regional Premiere

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– In response to a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asianlooking ghosts,” two entrepreneurial Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business. When the siblings investigate the home of an African American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina, what’s real and what’s fantasy clash against a shocking truth. This witty and haunting story is brought to you in partnership by Theater Mu and Penumbra Theatre.

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MAY 2 THROUGH 26, 2019 BOOKEND CLASSES APRIL 15 AND MAY 20 AT 12:30PM Learn more about the play with other curious theatre lovers! At the first Bookend class, explore the script and gain insight into the production. Then, see the play on your own. Finally, return for the second Bookend class to enjoy a lively discussion about the issues the play illuminates.

POST-PLAY DISCUSSIONS MAY 9, 16, AND 23 Join us for a moderated conversation with the artists to learn more about the work and hear the unexpected stories behind its creation.

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Penumbra’s Let’s Talk Series creates space for compassionate and challenging conversations around issues of social justice, equity, and the arts. Curated by Sarah Bellamy, the event begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.

ANCIENT FUTURE

STAGING GOD

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AfroFuturism is an aesthetic, philosophical, and visionary framework that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism, and magical realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of black people, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. Join us for a conversation with thought leaders working to fashion the guiding principles, strategies, and practices of sustainability to support black diasporic artistic production and systemic social change.

Throughout history, various cultures have used songs, stories, poetry, and dance to communicate religious beliefs: Noh drama of Japan; the reverent preparation before Bharatanatyam dance in India; the plays written for holy festivals by the Greeks; the ritual storytelling and sensorial reenactment of the Pesach seder; or Egungun praise dance in Nigeria. Frequently, a storyteller is not only a narrator but also an actor, communicating morals and lessons to the audience by approximating the deities, and the performance itself is a votive offering. Join us as we investigate the intersections between ritual and performance, then and now.

BEARING WITNESS

FINDING REFUGE

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An essential part of enacting justice is the acknowledgment of historic abuses. The power of bearing witness to trauma, to omitted histories, and to personal testimony has been demonstrated perennially at Penumbra Theatre. Join us for a conversation exploring the ways in which artists act as conduits for healing, awareness raising, and action around issues of race and social justice.

How does a place become home? What do we carry with us? What is sacred to the ground? For generations of displaced peoples, the Rondo neighborhood has been a place to plant roots. Some still experience the shock of being uprooted from the land, while others till the soil seeking refuge after migration. A celebration of the customs, rituals, and stories that keep us connected, from the diverse voices of Rondo.

AfroFuturism and Our Ancestral Past MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018 RECEPTION AT 6:00PM PROGRAM AT 7:00PM

The Power of Story MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018 RECEPTION AT 6:00PM PROGRAM AT 7:00PM

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Artistic Expressions of the Unknown MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019 RECEPTION AT 6:00PM PROGRAM AT 7:00PM

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Intercultural Creative Collaboration MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019 RECEPTION AT 6:00PM PROGRAM AT 7:00PM

LET’S TALK

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ReelTalk

JOIN US FOR FILM SCREENINGS FOLLOWED BY A PROVOCATIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE THEMES. REEL TALKS ARE FREE BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. THE LANGUAGE YOU CRY IN

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

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The Language You Cry In is an amazing detective story that reveals meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. Bridging hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone, it recounts the remarkable saga of how African Americans retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. “This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots.”

This 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash was the first feature film directed by an African American woman distributed theatrically in the United States. Set in 1902, it tells the story of three generations of Gullah or Geechee women in the Peazant family on St. Helena Island as they prepare to migrate to the North on the mainland. Notable for its lush cinematography and nonlinear storytelling, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY

AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY

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The Last Angel of History is an alluring blend of science fiction and essay film. The story of a time-traveling “data thief” on a quest to crack a hidden code that will unlock his destiny blends archival video, photographs, and interviews with musicians, writers, and cultural critics whose meditations explain the origins and significance of AfroFuturism. The result is John Akomfrah’s passionate call for black people around the world to uncover our histories, so that we may know where we are going.

Terence Nance’s debut film is a beautiful and haunting story of unrequited love. Its genre unclassifiable, An Oversimplification of her Beauty is a mash-up of home video, fiction, animation, puppetry, voiceover, and nonfiction shorts. The film has a truly textural feel, almost a homemade collage, as a lover attempts to capture the magnetism of his longing. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of African American visual art, from Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence to record sleeves and cartoons, the film explores the mysterious realms of desire, longing, and love.

A song that would not be forgotten. 52 minutes, 1998 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 AT 7PM

A sci-fi mixtape of music and identity. 45 minutes, 1996 MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019 AT 7PM

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REEL TALK

A spellbinding American classic. 112 minutes, 1991 MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 AT 7PM

An art-filled elegy to unrequited love. 95 minutes, 2012 MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 AT 7PM

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FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2019

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY

with penumbra

SUNDAY SUPPERS

Nourishing our souls, bodies, and communities. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sundays offer a day of rest, renewal and togetherness within the black community. In February you can join us for a communal meal and animated readings of classic black plays and stories performed by Penumbra Company members. A great way for the whole family to celebrate the creativity, tenacity and sustenance of African American culture. Let’s nourish ourselves.

MULE BONE: A COMEDY OF NEGRO LIFE

By Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 AT 4PM –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The only collaboration between Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, two stars of the Harlem Renaissance, Mule Bone holds an unparalleled place in African American theater. Set in Eatonville, Florida—Hurston’s hometown and the inspiration for much of her fiction—this energetic and farcical play centers on Jim and Dave, a two-man song-and-dance team, and Daisy, the woman who comes between them. Overcome by jealousy, Jim hits Dave with a mule bone and hilarity and chaos ensue as the town splits into two factions: Team Jim and Team Dave. Ages 13 and up.

FOR OVER FORTY YEARS PENUMBRA HAS ILLUMINATED THE DEPTH AND BREADTH OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. THIS YEAR WE’RE OFFERING YOU GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

FAMILY PORTRAITS: STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 AT 4PM

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TO GET INVOLVED AND EXPLORE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE. JOIN US FOR THIS SERIES OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENTS.

What are the stories passed down in your family? Who are the keepers of these stories? For this special Sunday Supper, Penumbra’s teaching artists will guide Story Tables inviting each person attending to share a cherished family tradition or tale. Join us for a nourishing meal and a celebration of communal storytelling. All ages.

RACE WORKSHOP

Experience our acclaimed equity work in the heart of Rondo. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 AT 11AM –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For the past decade Penumbra’s RACE Workshops have opened transformative dialogue among thousands of participants. Join our skilled facilitators and artists as we demonstrate the power of theatre to get you thinking in new ways about race and identity in America. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

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THE PENUMBRA METHOD – LIVING OUR MISSION Penumbra’s mission extends beyond the stage. Since 2006 we have invested in artists who are trained in our signature method of art for social change. Whether our teams are working with ten year olds to create a culture of inclusion at school, or training adults to foster equity inside community organizations and businesses, Penumbra’s highly customized curricula drives positive change for our partner institutions. There are many ways to catalyze change in your world. Talk with us about how we might support your vision for a more compassionate, inclusive, and equitable community today.

RACE WORKSHOP

RESIDENCIES

Organizations across the country approach Penumbra Theatre each year to encourage dialogue and engagement around the issues of race and equity. Penumbra’s RACE Workshop combines expert facilitation, a powerful exploration of race in America, monologues from brave artists, and opportunities for participants to use theatre as a way to learn, solve problems, and rehearse strategies to promote positive social change. The process celebrates difference, recognizes cultural nuance, and invites everyone to participate in the dialogue. Learn how you can book a RACE Workshop for your community today at penumbratheatre.org/services!

Penumbra works with a select number of schools each year to create specially made residency programs designed to power communities toward positive social change. Whether just beginning the work or looking to advance a mission-based commitment to justice, we build deep, ongoing relationships with schools to support the creation of vibrant, healthy communities for children and adults. Penumbra’s programming is rigorous, immersive, and sustains schools in sincere efforts to celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity, and to address inequity where it exists.

“The entire discussion gave me so much to think about. It was personal and moving, and encouraged self examination in a productive way.” –Julie, RACE Workshop Participant

“Our work with Penumbra has made a substantial impact on the diversity and inclusion initiatives at our school….No other such opportunity in recent memory has elicited the same widespread, visceral, positive response as this, from students and adults alike.” –Karen Dye, St. Paul Academy and Summit School

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