The Penguin Project

Established back in 2004, The Penguin Project developed with the intent of producing theatrical productions for children with All Abilities. What is unique about this specific design, is that all roles are filled by young thespians with developmental disabilities. 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, they 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. Starting August 2022, The Premiere Playhouse and The Penguin Project will bring to the stage a modified yet full production of Annie Jr. We could not be more thrilled to join The Penguin Project family as the 42nd chapter in our nation.

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