This week, we're talking with Andrew Morgan about The Penguin Project and their production of "Mary Poppins, Jr." Now in its 14th year, The Penguin Project was created to give young performers with with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to participate in theatrical performance. Their model has now been replicated by dozens of other companies across the country. Their work was also recently recognized with the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. We talk about the program itself, and about the upcoming production, and about how the performers benefit from the rehearsal and performance experience.
"Mary Poppins, Jr." will be performed Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon at Eastlight Theatre, at East Peoria High School.