Louis R Bellamy

Contact Me

bella001@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Theatre Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978.
  • B.A.: Psychology & Sociology, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1967.

Specialties

  • Black theatre history
Courses Taught
  • 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

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:

Outreach

  • Dramaturgical support for Pregnancy Prevention Project, Penumbra Theatre: 2002 - 2003

Creative

  • 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
Publications
  • 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.
Awards
  • 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