Celebrating 20 Years of Intergenerational Storytelling

Kids Write It: 20 Years of Intergenerational Storytelling
Thursday, July 27 at 7:30pm
Athenaeum Theatre Mainstage

Join Barrel of Monkeys for an epic night of stories written by kids and performed on the Athenaeum Theatre’s main stage by some of Chicago’s most talented actors and musicians. These actor/educators will perform stories from each of our 20 years, and celebrate the many alumni of our arts education programs in Chicago public schools and parks.

Kids Write It is a one-night-only event inviting audiences of all ages to share in our celebration of 20 years of impactful arts education and theater. Audiences will laugh, cry, and experience the delight of seeing the brilliant imaginations of young authors brought to life on stage in an intergenerational celebration of creativity.

Directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupbach
Co-Directed by Co-Founder/Former Artistic Director Halena Kays
Written by Chicago elementary school students
Performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members and Emeritus Company Members

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20 years. 20 stories. 1 epic show.

Tickets are on sale on now!
Adults - $27
Students - $17
Seniors - $22
Kids (10 and under) - $12

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On the Athenaeum Theatre’s Main Stage

When it all began, we had our offices in the Athenaeum Theatre facilities. After a lot of growing (and moving), we cannot wait to have our 20 year anniversary show at this incredible theatre!

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“The residency was fantastic, very motivating. I was amazed by how much my students enjoyed it.”

–Elva Smith, Dewey Academy