Penumbra Theatre Impact Story

To drive outreach for queer Thai playwright’s Prince Gomolvilas comedic drama, Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu partnered with Wat Thai of Minnesota, a center of arts and cultural heritage for Thais living in Minnesota, to support both the center’s Thai New Year activities and our coproduction of The Brothers Paranormal. We participated in the center’s Third Annual Songkran Uptown Block Party and Songkran New Year Festival to honor elders, celebrate the new year, and engage with community.

We also collaborated with the Twin Cities ice cream shop, Sebastian Joes, to create a custom flavor to help promote our coproduction: chocolate/vanilla swirl with chocolate chips and ginger, called “Brothers Paranormal.” We served free scoops on May 19 for our special Ghost Stories in the Park event, which featured 5 artists who were paid to perform dramatic readings of folk tales from across Asian/African diasporas.

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