Kids Write It. We Do It. World Saved.

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

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

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

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That’s Weird, Grandma

Barrel of Monkeys continues “That’s Weird, Grandma” every Monday night! Come see what TimeOut Chicago calls “The best reason we can think of to live in Chicago on a Monday,” only earlier!

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A Story Is Born

Would you like to find out how our students’ stories go from page to stage!

Learn more about our school programming and watch a video created by one of BOM’s long-time students, Del Sato, after the jump.

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From the Blog:

Haines Elementary School Show

Posted by Dan R on April 10

With all the firsts (and a few seconds) in this show, it’s time to get excited. It’s the first school show for BOM Teacher, Ashley Bland. She’s been teaching with us for a while now, but this is her first… more »

New Cast! New Stories! “GET OFF THE COUCH” AND JOIN US!

Posted by Molly on April 07

TONIGHT! Join us on the “That’s Weird, Grandma” adventure! Brand new cast:  David Pintor, Rachel Wilson, Nicholas Hart, Michelle Alba, Brandon Cloyd, Rawson Vint, Lindsey Dorcus, Eric Phillips! Here are the stories! Untitled (the Goat That Eat Everything) By Darrin… more »

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