I just saw the announcement for the next Penguin Project performance for Quad City thespians and their mentors, and wanted to share the info.  Katie's role in the first Penguin Project (Annie Jr.) was a pretty amazing experience for everyone last year.

katie as hannigan

The first informational meeting will be in October.  Heck, I'll just share the message from Dino Hayz at The Center For Living Arts:

Contact: Dino Hayz (director) at DinoHayz@gmail.com
The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities is back for season TWO with a performance experience of Beauty and the Beast Jr. which will perform for TWO weekends, February 23, 24, 25 and March 2, 3, and 4, 2018. This is a collaboration with Augustana College Theatre and the Center for Living Arts in Rock Island.

Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, November 1st and run through showtime, taking a holiday break of course. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm and Saturdays from 10-11:30am.

We are looking for ARTISTS (those with special needs) and MENTORS (those willing to assist the artists) aged 10-22, or even 23ish. We are flexible.

Our informational meetings for new and returning participants are:
Wednesday, October 18th from 5-6pm OR Saturday, October 21st from 10-11am.
At the Center for Living Arts, 2008 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL.

Please share with friends and family! We need a big cast for this show!!

Each student involved is working with a peer mentor throughout the process. We are producing Beauty and the Beast Jr. Rehearsing at the Center from November-March and producing the show at the new Augustana Bruner Theatre in February and March.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm and Saturdays from 10-11:30am.
There is no cost for this program, to anyone.

The Penguin Project is worth a listen. Here is Katie from Last Year's production:

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