21 – Special Needs Theatre

This month on Shelf Understanding (where you can really learn to understand yourshelf), we take a closer look at Bloomington-Normal’s incredible special needs theatre scene.

First, host Danny Rice and occasional host Rhonda Massie visit Jackie Gunderson, Barb Wells, and several of the performers from the Penguin Projects musical Madagascar Jr., a Musical Adventure and learn all about the Penguin Project’s stellar first 10 years.

Then, we learn about some new programs and resources that the Bloomington Library has recently implemented to better serve our patrons with special needs.

Next, host Danny and Unofficial Sound Engineer Rob sit down with Donna Anhalt, director of Seedling Theatre (and Unofficial Sound Engineer Rob’s Mother-in-Law) to talk about how theatre can change the lives of those involved.

Lastly, Unofficial Sound Engineer Rob offers some read alike titles (because apparently we’re letting him talk now…) if you want to know more about this month’s topic.

The Penguin Project’s Website

The Penguin Project’s Facebook

Seedling Theatre’s Website

Seedling Theatre’s Facebook

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