In 1976, Lou Bellamy created a forum for African-American playwrights, actors and artists in the heart of St. Paul’s Rondo Neighborhood. Penumbra Theatre has gone on to widespread acclaim, not only for its singular artistic productions and famous alumni but for its role as an essential truth-teller in the community. 40 years is a milestone worth celebrating. We had the good fortune to help pitch in. 40 years is only the beginning!