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Black Feminist Performance

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter five recognizes the practice of black feminist performance at Penumbra during the nineteen nineties and early two thousands, concentrating specifically on the work of Rebecca Rice, Laurie ... More


Beginnings

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter one looks at the founding of the theatre, its initial mission, and the establishment of a particular production aesthetic during the first year of the theatre’s existence.


Building a Repertoire and an Ensemble

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter two covers the professionalization of the theatre, paying particular attention to the development of an ensemble practice that created a significant local and national reputation.


Intercultural Collaborations

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter six calls attention to Penumbra’s intercultural collaborations with specific playwrights such as William S. Yellow Robe Jr. and Suzan Murakoshi. This chapter also details specific efforts to ... More


Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Macelle Mahala

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

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, ... More


Dynamic Reciprocity: August Wilson and Penumbra

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter four focuses on how August Wilson’s career intersected with that of the theatre and several of its company members. Penumbra nurtured and developed the early career of August Wilson. Wilson, ... More


Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage

Helene P. Foley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520272446
eISBN:
9780520953659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272446.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book explores Greek tragedy on the American professional stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy ... More


Black Nativity

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter three examines three versions of Penumbra’s annual holiday production of the musical, Black Nativity, which serves as a specific example of local community engagement.


Maintaining a Legacy

Macelle Mahala

in Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter seven depicts the unique economic challenges that face African American arts institutions and covers the various strategies Penumbra’s board of directors have used to face these challenges. ... More


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