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.

That’s Weird, Grandma: It Came from the Voting Booth will be back on October 24!

That’s Weird, Grandma: It Came from the Voting Booth features student stories inspired by politics, the government, and social change. This edition of the show is as weird, as touching, and as hilarious as ever, and features a variety of stories from our young authors on topics surrounding the upcoming election. 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

Monkey Movies: An Interview with Jen Johnson

Posted by hpalmer on September 14

For the past year, Barrel of Monkeys Company Members Jen Johnson and Matt Miller have been working on an exciting project that takes some of our favorite student-written stories and adapts them to the medium of film. Both have been… More

Inside the Monkeys Studio: Interview with Rawson Vint

Posted by Eunice on July 10

With The Ten Diamonds and Sisters by Michelle A. from the Johnson School of Excellence slated to go into TWG on Monday, I sat down with Rawson Vint, the mastermind behind adapting this story into a song. We chatted about… More

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