What started out as money that will help those with developmental disabilities in Knox County will also end up helping the community as a whole.
A meeting will be held tonight at 6:15 at Phoenix Industries for anyone interested in being part of “The Community Play Project” — funded through a state grant given to the Knox County Council for Developmental Disabilities and is open to anyone who has ever wanted to take part in any aspect of a play.
The project is being organized in part by Lily Blouin, who tells WGIL, K-C-C-D-D got the idea for the play project from someone in another area who made something similar work.
“We got this idea to think about how we might grow our already vibrant theatre arts community by encouraging inclusive programming for individuals with disabilities and the community at large,” Blouin says.
Blouin says the plan at the moment is to have ten smaller one-act plays ready to put on stage in October — in part, so that as many people as possible can participate.
More information can be found on the Community Play Project’s Facebook page — which you can find a link to in in the “On-Air Conversations” section of WGIL-dot-com.