Contact: Dino Hayz (director) at DinoHayz@gmail.com
The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities will be back for season FOUR with a performance experience of the DISNEY Broadway Jr. show, THE LION KING. This is a collaboration with Augustana College Theatre and the Center for Living Arts in Rock Island.
Each student involved is working with a peer mentor throughout the process. Rehearsing at the Center from September through January and producing the show at the new Augustana Bruner Theatre in January and February
Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm and Saturdays from 10-11:30am.
Welcome to the Penguin Project of the Quad Cities, season FOUR!! This year we are performing Disney's The Lion King, Jr!
SHOW DATES: January 24, 25, 26, 31 and February 1 and 2.
Mentor boot camp: Saturday, September 7th at 10am
First rehearsal, Wednesday, September 11th at 5pm
The Penguin Project is open to students between the ages of 11 and 22.
We are looking for ARTISTS (students with special needs) and MENTORS (the artist's assistants) between the ages of 11 and 22 to work with us to produce, Disney's The Lion King, Jr in January and February of 2020.
NEW THIS YEAR...Introducing the Penguin Players, an extension of the Penguin Project for participants who are 16 years and UP. This group will be producing Godspell Jr at the Center for Living Arts in 2020. Rehearsal and performance dates will be revealed at the informational meetings in August.
Goals of Project
1) To provide an opportunity for children with special needs to develop creative skills related to the theater arts
2) To provide an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in a community theater experience
3) To facilitate interaction between children with special needs and their age-level peers through joint participation in a community theater experience
4) To facilitate an appreciation of the challenges faced by children with special needs and their families
5) To identify the impact of a community theater experience on the communication skills, socialization, and self confidence/self esteem of children with special needs
6) To facilitate interaction among medical, developmental, educational, and theater professionals through participation in a common community project
7) To provide a forum for support and interaction for families of children with special needs.