ABOUT

Creating Access to Community Theater for Young Artists With Special Needs

This production is unique because all of the roles are filled by children with developmental disabilities including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities,  visual impairments, hearing impairments, and other neurological disorders.

 

They are joined on stage by their “peer mentors,” a group of children the same age without disabilities, who have volunteered to work with them side-by-side and guide them through 4 months of rehearsals and the final production. By creating unrestricted access to the performing arts, The Penguin Project® demonstrates that the  special challenges of a disability need not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences.

Our penguins may not be able to fly, but that does not prevent  their spirits from soaring.

To learn more about the Penguin Project, visit their site here.

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PAST PRODUCTIONS

2019-2020 SEASON

Disney's Frozen, Jr.

2018 SEASON

Disney's High School Musical

2017 SEASON

Disney's Mulan

2016 SEASON

Disney's Aladdin

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