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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That’s Weird, Grandma: The Summer Strikes Back

On stage now through August 15! Join us Monday nights at 8pm all summer long at the Neo-Futurist Theater. We’ll be performing stories written by our Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage by our company of professional actors.

You will like it!

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Group Sales are a steal of a deal!

Group tickets are available for “That’s Weird, Grandma!” Groups of 10 or more pay just $8 per adult, $6 per child!

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

Inside the Monkeys Studio: Interview with Rawson Vint

Posted by Eunice on July 10

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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

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