About The Penguin Project
Established back in 2004, The Penguin Project developed with the intent of producing theatrical productions for children age 10 – 25 with All Abilities. What is unique about this specific design, is that all roles are filled by young thespians with developmental disabilities (Artists). Each young thespian in the cast will be paired up with a dedicated peer (Mentor) of similar age but with different abilities. Through a four month rehearsal period to the final performances, the Artists and Mentors work side by side to bring their characters and the show to life. The Penguin Project brings to light that the challenges of a disability should not impede a young artist’s ability to engage in all of life’s experiences. We could not be more thrilled to join The Penguin Project family as the 39th chapter in our nation!
August 2022: The Premiere Playhouse and The Penguin Project brought to stage a modified yet full production of Annie Jr.
For more information on The Penguin Project, please visit penguinproject.org
We are looking for volunteers, mentors, and artists! If you would like to assist with this project, please fill out the form below!