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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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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 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)! Read more about group sales here.

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That’s Weird, Grandma is on a Break until June 8!

That’s Weird, Grandma is on a break through the month of May. We’ll be back in full force on Monday nights, beginning June 8. You can get your tickets for our summer shows now! You will like it!

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From the Blog

Cinco de Morton

Posted by Lacy on May 06

Rehearsals for the Morton School of Excellence are going great. This year they happen to overlap with Cinco de Mayo. One year ago, Brandon was at an undisclosed upscale grocery store where they sell a Whole lot of Foods and… More

The Monkey Minute!

Posted by Amanda Farrar on April 29

Barrel of Monkeys teaches creative writing residencies in Chicago Public Schools to third through fifth grade students. During our time with students, the team of five teaching artists create a safe and supportive space for students to express themselves. Company… More

The Monkey Minute!

Posted by Amanda Farrar on April 24

The overwhelming majority of Barrel of Monkeys’ programming occurs in Chicago Public Schools. During the school day, a team of five teaching artists teach third through fifth graders over a six-week period using theater as a tool to teach creative,… More

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