Barrel of Monkeys Celebrating the power of children's imaginations since 1997
Events and Announcements
Don’t miss our musical edition of That’s Weird, Grandma! Each weeks features an opening band and musical adaptations of our students’ stories.
What is Barrel of Monkeys?
Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing workshops to students aged 7-13 in Chicago Public Schools and in our after-school program at Loyola Park.
Barrel of Monkeys actors and musicians adapt student-written stories into sketches and songs, which are performed for the schools and later for the public.
The students are celebrated and their voices are championed throughout Chicago.