Barrel of Monkeys Celebrating the power of children's imaginations since 1997
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“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.”
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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.