Penguin Project Workshop

Penguin Project Workshop
03 Aug 02:00 PM

Penguin Project Workshop

place Brooklyn Park Library Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445, USA expand_more
Presented by arrow_forward_ios MACT

This workshop will be presented by staff and volunteers at Northern Starz Theatre at the Brooklyn Park Library, Shingle Creek Room, 8500 W Broadway Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445.

2:00-4:00: What is the Penguin Project, and Could It Be Part of Your Season

Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theaters across the country. A group of children in a program called The Penguin Project take to the stage to perform a modified version of a musical, often a well-known Broadway show. These productions are unique, however, because all roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual or hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who volunteer to work side-by-side with them through four months of rehearsals and the final performance.

Due to its background with this program and working hand-in-hand with the foundation, Northern Starz has the unique opportunity to bring The Penguin Project to other locations in Minnesota! ATTEND the presentation to learn more about this extraordinary journey, and, if you can make a day of it, talk further over dinner and then SEE a performance of “Guys and Dolls” by Northern Starz’ Penguin Project.

Presenters are Paula Anderson & Rachel Bohnsack of Northern Starz.

4:30-6:30: Informal dinner in the area (on your own – not part of workshop registration) Workshop attendees may gather at one or more local restaurants for an informal gathering and discussion.

7:00-8:30: Penguin Project performance of “Guys and Dolls” at North Hennepin Community College, Fine Arts Building, 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park.  Workshop attendees can get $5 off their tickets to the performance.  Purchase tickets on the Northern Starz Theatre website and use discount code MACTWORKSHOP.

Workshop registration is $25 for the workshop ($20 MACT member).

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