At the end of each school year we host a show celebrating the student authors we worked with throughout the year. This FREE production invites every student we worked with, their families, and teachers to enjoy a night of student-centered fun and a show performed by the Barrel of Monkeys ensemble. This year we would like to invite the general public to join in celebrating our student authors.
Barrel of Monkeys Celebrating the power of children's imaginations since 1997
Events and Announcements
“That’s Weird, Grandma” returns June 24th with brand new stories! Join us at Neo-Futurist Theatre, Mondays at 8:00pm.
Easily buy gift cards online and either print or email them to the recipient. Share the joy of our original sketch show that’s written by kids, performed by grownups, and enjoyed by humans.
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.