Tickets for our first production, That’s Weird, Grandma: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Talking Potatoes, go on sale August 28.
Barrel of Monkeys Celebrating the power of children's imaginations since 1997
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Enjoy our side-splitting lineup of food-related stories written by Chicago elementary school students. Performances run July 23 - August 27 at the Neo-Futurists Theater.
“Taking kids’ stories seriously, without turning them into after-school specials or Pixar catharses, is BOM’s speciality. And that sense of mutual respect begins in the classroom.”
Easily buy gift cards online and either print or email them to the recipient. Share the joy of student-written stories, adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. They will like it!
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.