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BARREL OF MONKEYS PRODUCTION

Barrel of Monkeys uses theater to teach creative writing and storytelling to kids in Chicago elementary schools. We then turn the stories our students write into fully produced sketches and songs for the stage.

www.barrelofmonkeys.org Tax ID 36-4283300

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Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. BOM accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of children’s stories. BOM also engages the broader community in support of the visions of children through public performances of their work.

Our objectives are:

  • to teach fundamental creative writing skills;
  • to provide consistent and nurturing attention to each student over a sustained period of time ;
  • to build each student’s confidence in self-expression, self-esteem, and writing skills;
  • to perform high quality, professional theater to the students we serve and the broader community; and
  • to form lasting partnerships.