MPR: New book details Penumbra Theatre’s legacy

“There are plenty of books out there about black theater in general, or about particular artists, but not about black theaters. And there are so many wonderful black theater companies out there.”

Mahala_Penumbra coverWritten by Macelle Mahala, assistant professor of theater arts at the University of Pacific, “Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama” documents the theater’s modest beginnings in the settlement house movement, then moves on to capture its connections with playwright August Wilson, the Black Arts Movement, and feminism.

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Published in: MPR
By: Marianne Combs