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The Penguin Project

  • Northrup Building 201 8th Street Northwest Rochester, MN, 55901 United States (map)

A celebration of the human spirit:  The Penguin Project is a national program that partners with local communities to produce a full, staged musical featuring a cast of children with developmental disabilities. 

Words Players Theatre invites you to a community informational meeting about bringing The Penguin Project to Rochester. We'll talk about what the program is, and what - who -- needs to be in place, here, to move forward with a possible 2017 production.

BACKGROUND INFO: The Penguin Project organizes theatrical productions in which “all of the roles are filled by children with developmental disabilities. 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 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.”

There is more information here:

And a good  glimpse into the program here:

Direct questions to:

Kathy Kuhlmann