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What is The Penguin Project?

The Penguin Project is a musical theater production that casts children and young adults with disabilities in all roles. All will sing, dance and act in the show. Those individuals (Artists) will get assistance from on-stage peers (Mentors).

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Participants: Young Artists with Disabilities

The Penguin Project is open to any individual age 10 to 22 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.

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Peer Mentors

The Penguin Project utilizes a “peer mentor” system, linking each young artists with an age level peer who does not have a disablitiy. The peer-mentors work side by side with their partners, assisting them throughout the entire rehearsal process and on stage. 

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What show are you doing?

ANNIE, JR.

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When is the production?

June 15-18, 2017. Rehearsals will begin in February 2017 and be twice a week and increase in frequency as the show approaches.

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The Golden Isles Penguin Project will kick off with an organizational meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center at the College of Coastal Georgia.

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities is coordinating the project. We have a team of theatre professionals and special education professionals to ensure that this is a fun, safe and memorable experience for everyone involved.

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How do I sign up or get more information? 

Complete the appropriate information form and return to us by mail – 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520. Or email us at info@goldenislesarts.org or call 912.262.6934.