Come See Us Perform In Millennium Park

Earlier this week, Barrel of Monkeys invited writers of all ages to participate in free creative writing workshops in Millennium Park. The actors and educators at Barrel of Monkeys are now bringing the stories to life in a free show at Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture .


Friday, August 9 at 1 pm & 5 pm

Saturday, August 10 at 1 pm & 5 pm

Millennium Park Residency

Barrel of Monkeys will present free creative writing workshops and public performances August 5 – 10, 2019 through the new Millennium Park Theatre Series, presented by The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) as part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre. Nine local theatre companies have been commissioned for one-week summer residencies and will present site-specific theatre performances that engage Millennium Park’s unique architecture, design and public art.

Inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Millennium Park, writers of all ages are invited to work with Barrel of Monkeys’ actor-educators in a series of one-hour writing workshops. The actors will then bring the stories to life through hilarious sketches, songs and dance presented in an open dress rehearsal and final public performance. Recommended for families with children ages 7 to 17.

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“You all really inspired me to write as much as my hand could handle. Thank you for that.”

–Alex, 4th Grade, Cleveland Elementary