Penguin Project

Empowering Young Artists with Special Needs

Brazosport Center Stages Penguin Project kicks off its second year in January 2023!

Brazosport Center Stages Penguin Project is a FREE program for artists ages 10-21 with special needs. It provides an opportunity for children with special needs to develop creative skills related to the theater arts and participate in community theater.

To get involved, fill out the Penguin Project Participation Form for both artists and mentors!

Founded in 2004 by Dr. Andrew Morgan and his wife Kathy, the Penguin Project has evolved from a single theater in Peoria, IL to multiple chapters across the country. Brazosport Center Stages is proud to be the first community theater chapter in Texas!

The project serves to facilitate joint participation between young artists with special needs and same-age peers through a community theater experience. Peer mentors work side-by-side with their artist partners and assist throughout the rehearsal and performance process.

Through generous support from The Community Foundation of Brazoria County’s Lowrey Community Service Grant and Olin Corporation, BCS Penguin Project is proud to offer this amazing program again this year!

The Brazosport Center Stages Penguin Project provides a forum of interaction for the young artists, peer mentors, families and local volunteers through community theater experience. Interested in participating or learning more about volunteer or sponsorship opportunities? Contact us at (979) 265-7661 or email thecenter@bcfas.org

Gerrard Teen Guild – Monthly Meetings

Teen Guild is for teens ages 12 – 18 interested in theater, both onstage and offstage.  We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. We work on different theater skills to expose them to all aspects of theater. 
 
In June, we have a 2 week theater workshop that culminates in 2 fabulous performances. The students do it all: acting, lights, set, costumes and makeup.  The cost is $175 for the workshop.  
 
New members: come to a meeting or email instructor Kerry Cormier for more info at  kerryanncormier2@gmail.com
 

Summer at The Center

Summer Theater Camps

Stay tuned for information about 2023 Summer at the Center theater camps!

Brazosport Center Stages Scholarships

Each year, Brazosport Center Stages awards deserving students scholarships to be used in their pursuit of a college degree. Students are judged and awarded scholarships based on their merits as students, their participation in Brazosport Center Stages productions and on their audition and/or interview.

Brazosport Center Stages/Kris Kirsch Scholarship

Award Amount:  $1,000 scholarships will be awarded (number of scholarships awarded varies year to year)

Eligibility:  Must be a graduating senior

  • Must show outstanding aptitude/interest in drama, dance, technical   theater, vocal or instrumental music.

Requirements: Submit a Brazosport Center Stages Special Application**

  • Submit a list of your Brazosport Center Stages involvement. This may include on stage, as well as, backstage involvement. It may also include Brazosport Symphony Orchestra involvement.
  • Must include financial need, leadership experiences, academic ability, and participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Submit a list of all your community service. This may include extra- curricular activities and theater involvement other than with Brazosport Center Stages.
  • Must perform or present skill in an audition format.

Additional Information: All applicants will be contacted by the Scholarship Chair to schedule an audition time.

  • Selected scholarship recipients are expected to perform at BSC Appreciation Night. If a candidate is unavailable, he/she should submit a video recording to be shown.

Selection: Scholarship selections will be made by a committee of Judges chosen by the Board of Directors of Brazosport Center Stages, The judges scoring and decision to award any scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • School Records/Community Service (Weight: 33.33%) Review of Application and any attachments to evaluate Applicant’s scholarship, (based on class rank, standard tests, and GPA) community involvement, and community service in the Brazoria County area.
  • Involvement in Center Stages/Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (Weight: 33.33%) Past contribution and/or participation in Brazosport Center Stages’ productions, workshops, projects or general program.
  • Presentation of craft (Weight: 33.33%) Interview/Audition Project or other presentation of your craft to demonstrate proficiency in any aspect of theater or music. The applicant is invited to perform or present a work of his or her choosing. The applicant may perform a prepared piece or present any portfolio, project or resume of his or her work in any aspects of theater, drama, instrumental or choral music, design, production, sound, lighting, stage management etc.
  • In addition, all applicants may be interviewed by the judges on a variety of subjects appropriate to their application and attachments.

A link to the application can be found here.

Our Programs

Events Calendar

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Bet on the Arts Casino Night

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