PlayMakers Laboratory Celebrating the power of children's imaginations since 1997
Events and Announcements
Join us for a whimsical night of cross-generational stories written by adults, just like you! Stories will be performed and adapted by actual millennial humans from our PlayMakers Performance Ensemble. All proceeds will benefit our in-person and virtual programs throughout Chicago and partnership expansion.
Submit your personal story for a chance to see it performed by the PlayMakers Laboratory Ensemble. Click the link below to submit
PlayMakers Laboratory will extend its popular online revue That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay, featuring a creative line-up of stories written by elementary school students, adapted and performed by PML’s professional actors.
That’s Weird, Grandma: House Par-Tay streaming Mondays at 8 pm CT on Patreon, with a completely new show released each week. Tickets ($2 - $4 subscriptions) are currently available at playmakerslab.org.
During these uncertain times we want to bring comfort by sharing the voices of budding minds. PlayMakers Lab is thrilled to help young students create stories right at home. Click the button below for online learning resources, writing prompts, story adaptations, live workshops, and fresh digital content on Facebook.
It is during these uncertain times that we reach for the arts. Please make a gift to PlayMakers Laboratory today, so that we can have a tomorrow. Do it for the artists who are getting you through this, for the emerging artist doing this work in your communities, and for the next generation of artists we nurture in classrooms across the city.
Colette S. Gregory, M.A./M.Ed.
What is PlayMakers Laboratory?
PlayMakers Laboratory teaches creative writing workshops to students aged 7-13 in Chicago Public Schools and in our after-school program at Loyola Park.
PlayMakers Laboratory 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.