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Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Macelle Mahala


This book looks at aspects of Penumbra Theatre Company’s history as a case study of African American theatrical practice. It reveals the history of African American theatre to be vibrant, diverse, and vital. The book is unique because it is the first work focused entirely on Penumbra Theatre, a theatre of national importance. It is also unique because it situates black theatre practice in conversation with a variety of concurrent political and social movements. It also outlines both the achievements and challenges of African American theatre production for those interested in participating or ... More

Keywords: African American theatre, Black theatre, Feminist performance art, Arts administration, African American studies, Lou Bellamy, New play development, Minnesota theatre history, African American theatre history, Religious drama

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816683741
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Macelle Mahala, author
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, University of the Pacific