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The Penguin Program consists of two projects which involve a musical theater production that casts children and adults with disabilities in all roles. Those individuals (Artists) will get assistance from on-stage peers (Mentors).
These Open Houses are 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄
and open to the public. You only need to attend one of the four available options.
𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬
The Penguin Program is open to individuals age 8 and up with a disability. This includes (but is not limited to) Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment and neurological disorders.
The Penguin Program utilizes a peer mentor system linking each artist with an age-level peer who does not have a disability. The peer mentors work side by side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process on stage.
“𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐥𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐬𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠.”
Address: Manatee Performing Arts Center, 3rd Avenue West
How to register