Child authors in the classroom

1 Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops in Chicago Public Schools, and in our own after-school program.

Barrel of Monkeys actors in a public performance

2 The ensemble adapts the stories into sketches and songs which are performed for the school, and later for the public.

Smiling kids in the audience at Celebration of Authors

3 The kids become stars, and the world is saved. The End.

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For more information about booking a group, call our office at 773-506-7140! Read more about group sales here.

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From the Blog

Tom’s 15 Year Anniversary Show TOP 15 LIST

Posted by Joe on April 6

The That’s Weird, Grandma 15th Anniversary Show is just around the corner! Here is a wishlist list from company member Tom Malinowski! That’s Weird Grandma: 15 for 15 Hey! It’s me Tom! And here are my 15 favorite TWG memories!… More

Brad’s 15 Year Anniversary Show TOP 15 LIST

Posted by Joe on April 6

The That’s Weird, Grandma 15th Anniversary Show is just around the corner! Here is a wishlist list from company member Brad! That’s Weird Grandma: 15 for 15 Hey! It’s me Brad! And here are my 15 favorite TWG adaptations. So… More

THE MUSICAL ROUND: Two more weekends left!

Posted by Joe on April 1

That’s Weird, Grandma: THE MUSICAL is only running for two more weekends! This Sunday and 2pm, Monday at 8pm and the same times next week. Thats only 4 more chances to see 15 incredible stories that have been adapted into songs.… More

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