Ensemble-Made Chicago

Barrel of Monkeys

Barrel of Monkeys is “an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal stories and celebrate the power of their imaginations” (from their website). They conduct writing residencies in Chicago Public Schools and other venues and adapt the students’ work for performance—first at the school and then for a general audience.  

Video of  the Barrel of Monkeys from October, 2016; filmed by Chloe Johnston. More information

For more information, see: Ensemble-Made Chicago: A Guide to Collaborative Creation, by Coya Paz and Chloe Johnston, forthcoming from Northwestern University Press.