The Pender Times | Pender, Nebraska
Advanced Search
Contact Us
Pender Times Top Stories
Dakota County Star Top Stories
• Dakota County Star Top Stories
Pender Times Video
Pender Map
Comprehensive Plan
Economic Dev.
Local Government
Local History

Latest Pender, Nebraska, weather Pender, Nebraska, weather forecast

Latest South Sioux City, Nebraska, weather South Sioux City, Nebraska, weather forecast

home : dakota county star top stories : dakota county star top stories
September 18, 2018

Penguin Project waddles into South Sioux City
Michelle Kuester
Dakota County Star Editor

New Stage Players, South Sioux City's first amateur theater program, announced the launch of The New Stage Players Penguin Project, a new program focusing on giving individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs an opportunity to participate in local theater.

The program was announced at a press conference Monday.

“We're so excited to bring this program to the area,” said Kristy Tremayne, president of New Stage Players. “We have a fabulous group put together for this project.”

Area children with special needs will get to hone their theater skills as they partner and network with others, while participating in a fully realized musical production- Annie, Jr., which will debut in June 2019.

Tremayne was encouraged to bring the Penguin Project to South Sioux City after attending one of their shows in Lincoln and being moved to tears.

“I've been in theater so long and I thought I'd seen it all,” she said. “But that touched my heart and I cried through the performance.”

The Penguin Project was created and developed by Dr. Andrew Morgan, a developmental pediatrician for neurodevelopmental disabilities. Since discovering the benefits that theatre brings to children with Down ’s syndrome, autism, Asperger’s, and other neurological, developmental and physical disorders, he has helped replicate the Penguin Project in local chapters across the United States.

New Stage Players Penguin Project is the 28th chapter in the nation and is the exclusive home for this program in Siouxland.

A meeting will be held in December for prospective participants.

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the website. Each submission must be approved by the website editor who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the website editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

The Pender Times on Facebook


Sturek Media, Inc.
Copyright 2017  All Rights Reserved 


Software © 1998-2018 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved