If you have or know a Quad City area teenager, Augustana College-based studio, Fresh Films, is looking for area teens to get involved in a documentary entitled, “I AM not disABLEd,” which follows stories of area youth with disabilities as they perform in the Penguin Project of the Quad-Cities.

 According to a QCTimes.com article, applications are due Thursday. Filmmaking experience is not required; the program is free for middle- and high-school students.

The goal of the documentary is to “raise awareness, understanding and empathy of those challenged with mental health, developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities as it showcases at film festivals, on TV and streaming platforms and in schools,” according to a Fresh Films news release.

In the third year that the national Penguin Project will be in the Quad-Cities to rehearse and produce “Seussical Jr.” early next year, the program provides 10- to 22-year-old students with special needs a chance to develop creative skills in theater. They are joined on stage by peer mentors who volunteer to work with them through months of rehearsals and the final performances.

The production will be presented Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3 at Augustana's Brunner Theatre main stage.

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