PENGUIN PROJECT BEGINS AT PLAYHOUSE
Lincoln Community Playhouse’s Penguin Project of ANNIE JR. begins with introductory meetings on February 6 and 10 at the Playhouse. The Penguin Project is a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults with disabilities in all roles. All will sing, dance and act in show. Those individuals (Artists) will get assistance from on-stage peers (Mentors).
Artists, Mentors and their families can learn more about the Penguin Project at one of the organizational meetings; 7 p.m. Thursday, February 6, or Monday, February 10, at the Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St., Lincoln. You need to attend only one of these meetings. These meetings are to learn more about the project and to sign-up to join the cast. Penguin Project Founder and Director Dr. Andy Morgan, will be at the February 6 meeting to answer questions about the project and to share his previous success.
Artists are children and young adults (ages 10-22) with disabilities. Including but not limited to) Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment and neurological disorders. Mentors are children and young adults (ages 10-22) who do not have disabilities. They will be matched with an artist of similar age and the two will work side-by-side.
Rehearsals will begin on February 20 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Rehearsals will begin at once a week, building in frequency as the process goes along. Performances will be June 13-15 (with possible holdover dates of June 20-22) at the Playhouse.
Specific funding for The Penguin Project and A Playhouse for Everyone comes from Kinder Porter Scott Foundation, Target Corporation, Lincoln Arts Council, Ace-Ren-To-Own, US Bank Foundation and the Lincoln Community Foundation of behalf of the Marguerite A. Hac Children and Youth Field of Interest Fund.