December 15, 2015 — Well... here's a question. "What are you?" It's a question that people of mixed race get all the time. A new play produced by Mu Performing Arts explores what it means to be mixed race... and how it leads one family on a journey of self-discovery.
November 6, 2015 — Morning Edition, Regional Edition
October 23, 2015 — And now a story of friendship between two southeast Asian playwrights based in the Twin Cities. The women, one Lao and one Hmong, have been friends for years. But they recently decided to team up on a production for the first time. Their play will be performed at Penumbra Theater in St. Paul at the end of the month. It explores their heritage and the connections that define them and their families.
October 23, 2015 —
October 7, 2015 — A show playing at the Penumbra Theater in St. Paul, that resonates with the current discussion on race, is getting rave reviews. "Rodney King" is a simple production.
September 30, 2015 — The one man show "Rodney King" opens tomorrow night at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. A black man, Rodney King was beaten brutally by four Los Angeles policeman in 1991; their acquittal sparked riots in the area. Three years ago, King drowned in his backyard swimming pool - alcohol and multiple drugs were found in his system. Writer and performer Roger Guenveur Smith told MPR's Marianne Combs he was compelled to create the show because he felt a personal loss when King died, even though he'd never met the man.
September 24, 2015 — Penumbra Theater co-artistic director Sarah Bellamy moderated the discussion, "On The Front Lines," featuring University of St. Thomas professor and the president of the Minneapolis Chapter of the NAACP Nekima Levy-Pounds, Metro Transit Police chief and former State Senator John Harrington, artist and activist Signe Harriday and consultant Dave Ellis.
September 21, 2015 —
August 28, 2015 — Tom Scheck talks politics, Mark Seeley talks weather and Kevin Kling tells a Minnesota State Fair story.
August 21, 2015 —