Barrel of Monkeys

[Thanks to Jarrell McAlister]

Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is a Chicago-based ensemble of actor/educators that creates 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 (see video).



Barrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actors and educators that creates 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 from said workshops. BOM also engages the broader community in the visions of children though public performances of their work.

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