Writing/Essay/Journal
Lou Bellamy provides an inside look at his work as the director of a theater which highlights the African American experience. He describes his ability to use an experience that is so specific that he guarantees “out of this specificity you will find yourself”. What does that mean to you? What role does the artistic community play in the support of Penumbra Theatre?

Activity
The word “Penumbra” means “partial shadow”. Lou Bellamy explains the name’s symbolism, but he adds that Penumbra is just fun to say. Make a list of words that you find fun to say.