Directed by Maureen Towey
Written by Anne Basting
Co-produced by Sojourn Theater, UWM-Milwaukee, Luther Manor Retirement Community
The Penelope Project was a collaborative effort to dramatically raise the bar on activities in long term care. Using the story of Penelope from Homer’s Odyssey, our team of staff, residents, artists, and students engaged an entire long term care community in creativity and learning. Everyone was welcome.
Discussion groups, movement exercises, visual art, stories, and music all emerged from this multi-year project that culminated in the performance of FINDING PENELOPE, a professionally-produced play staged inside the care facility. Over 400 people attended the performances. The Penelope documentary is currently touring the country and the Penelope book is under commission from the University of Iowa Press.
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