ProAct Playhouse is a life skills class in the Day Training Program at ProAct, Inc. in Eagan. Our mission to provide community-integrated opportunities in the performing arts for individuals with disabilities, and to provide our participants with a platform from which they can share their talents.
People with disabilities from ProAct, Inc. write, rehearse and present their own productions covering a range of topics and using humor to share a message.
Their most recent production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” played at the Lakeville Area Arts Center in June.
ProAct Playhouse brought to life a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Lovers in turmoil, a bumbling troupe of actors, and a bevy of mischievous fairies all took the stage to create an evening of whimsical hilarity.
ProAct Playhouse is a part of ProAct Theatre Works! There are three components:
- Intro to Theatre: Beginners- Participants start with vocalization and become comfortable with movement and presence while enhancing self-esteem and self-awareness.
- Theatre Workshop: Intermediate- Individuals enhance stage presence by acting and reacting with others in a scene or situation. They build memorization and listening skills.
- ProAct Playhouse: Advanced- Actors develop and memorize scripts during intensive rehearsal sessions, with public performances.