The Kennedy Center

Chris Widdess



Biography

Chris Widdess has more than 35 years of experience in strategic realignments, development and marketing for non-profit corporations in the United States. Since 2004, Widdess has been the managing director at Penumbra Theatre Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, the nation’s largest and preeminent African American theater. Together with Lou Bellamy, its founder, and Sarah Bellamy, his successor, Widdess is helping to ensure a successful leadership transition and the launch of a new vision for activist theater in America. Widdess also provides consulting services to a diverse range of arts organizations through ArtsLab of Arts Midwest and through DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.
Chris Widdess