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.
Our most recent production, “Welcome to Our World,” played at the Lakeville Area Arts Center.
Based on interviews and real experiences of people with disabilities, new and established actors presented fresh scenes showing stereotypes, job challenges, bullying and a little romance.
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.