Lou Bellamy, Founder & Artistic Director of the Penumbra Theatre

Photo by Ann Marsden

Bellamy, a resident of Long Lake, founded the Penumbra Theatre as a forum for African-American voices in 1976. In addition to serving the theater as artistic director, Bellamy is an associate professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

 

FAVORITE PERFORMANCE SPACE:
Penumbra, because the space fosters a special relationship between the audience and the art. It is an intimate space and a kind of truth happens—everything is visible.

FAVORITE HIDDEN TREASURE:
Indian Mounds Park in Saint Paul

BEST PLACE TO SHOP:
Downtown Minneapolis

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Dixie’s On Grand in Saint Paul

WHOM DO YOU CHEER FOR?
The Twins

FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX:
The woods by Lake Minnetonka

FAVORITE PLACE TO PLAY:
Como Golf Course

FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD TO EXPLORE:
Summit Hill in Saint Paul

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
Within 30 minutes from the heart of either city one can be on a lake fishing walleyes or in the woods hunting morels.
 

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