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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 Summer Tour!

It’s summertime and the Monkeys are on the move! In addition to Monday nights at 8pm at the Neo-Futurist Theater, we will be performing That’s Weird, Grandma all over the city! With our partnerships with Stage 773 in the Belmont Theater District, the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, and Chicago Fringe Festival in Jefferson Park, you can find Monkeys in so many places for summer fun!

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Monkey-O-Kee 2015!

Monkey-O-Kee is coming and we can’t wait! Thursday, September 17 from 7 PM-10 PM, we’ll be singing our hearts out at Hamburger Mary’s and we want YOU to join us! All of the proceeds will go to supporting our in-school arts programming. Buy tickets in advance and get not one but TWO free spins on the fabulous prize wheel!

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