Sarah Bellamy

Sarah Bellamy

Artistic director

Penumbra Theatre Co.




Penumbra Theatre Co. recently announced a new strategic vision to transform beyond its much-lauded history as a theater organization into the Penumbra Center for Racial Healing. The center will encompass performing arts and wellness programming and will foster new work, ideas, and strategies for social change, generated and led by artists. Sarah Bellamy has seeded this transformation with powerful writing about the role of the arts in the current moment of racial reckoning. She is leading the creation of “a brave space” where the community is “called in to learn, rejuvenate, and stand up” in support of racial equity. The center is scheduled to open in 2021.