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Penumbra Theatre

It's Time to Celebrate

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

We hear so much about a few, high profile arts bankruptcies that the conventional wisdom has it that every arts organization is in trouble. This has repercussions for all of us who manage, or care about, arts organizations.

My Visit to Penumbra Theatre

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have been anxious about the precarious nature of this country's arts organizations of color; it is ironic that while minorities are becoming a majority and playing increasingly important political roles, arts organizations of color are at a low ebb.

Shock For Nation's Largest Black Theater

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts

The Penumbra Theater Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced on Thursday that it was suspending all its programming due to a lack of overall funds. ...

What I Am Giving Thanks For This Year

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

At the beginning of this year, there were predictions that as many as 10,000 American not-for-profit arts organizations would go bankrupt as a result of this recession.

Where Is the Arts Programming on PBS?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

Why can't PBS be reorganized? Why can't there be a mix of local and national programming? Why can't the parent organization determine the best in American arts and fund its broadcast across the nation?