Louis R Bellamy
Educational Background & Specialties
- M.A.: Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978.
- B.A.: Psychology & Sociology, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1967.
- Black theatre history
- Afro/Th 5182 - Contemporary Black Theatre
- Th 1322-Beginning Stage Direction
- Th 4711 - Intermediate Stage Direction
- Th 4901 - Senior Seminar
- Th 5181 - Blacks in American Theatre
- Th 5711 - Advanced Stage Direction
Research & Professional Activities
- Member, National Performance Network:
- Member, American Federation of Radio and Television Arts:
- Member, Black Theater Network:
- Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers:
- Member, Actors Equity Association:
- Dramaturgical support for Pregnancy Prevention Project, Penumbra Theatre: 2002 - 2003
- Director, August Wilson's Two Trains Running, Penumbra Theatre Company: 2002 - 2003
- Dramaturgical support for August Wilson's Seven Guitars, Penumbra Theatre: 2002 - 2003
- Dramaturgical support for August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Penumbra Theatre: 2002 - 2003
- Founder and Artistic Director of The Penumbra Theatre Company:
- Dramaturgical Support for Langston Hughes inspired Black Nativity, Pantages Theatre: 2002 - 2003
- Dramaturgical support for August Wilson's Two Trains Running, Penumbra Theatre: 2002 - 2003
- Curatorial supervisor for Penumbra Theatre's 2002-'03 performance art festival: 2002 - 2003
- Minnesota Historical Society Lindbergh Lecture-Social Consciousness and Community Voice in Professional Theatre: The Penumbra Experience. Bellamy, Louis, presented at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN, May 21, 2002.
- Major and Minor Collaborations: Cultural Institutions and Their Relationship to American Regional Theater. Bellamy, Louis, presented at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago IL, April 27, 2002.
- Arts as Good Business: From HR to Social and Political Voice. Bellamy, Louis, presented at Ecolab, St. Paul, MN August 5, 2002.
- Twin Cities Drama Critic's Circle Award
- College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 1997
- Spokesman-Recorder Kuumba Kwanzaa Award, 2003
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Community Service Award for Contributions to the Development of Black Theatre
- John Henry "Pop" Lloyd Humanitarian Award for Service to the Youth of America, 2002 - 2003
- United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) 2003 Thomas DeGaetani Award, 2003
- Carter G. Woodson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Black Heritage by St. Paul Central High School, 1996
- Twin Cities Mayors' Public Art Award
- Obie Award, Penumbra Theatre, 2007