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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 (Cloud Gate). Enjoy the stories from our Millennium Park participates, along with stories written by our students in Chicago Public Schools.

We hope you enjoy the show!

1. A Story Blah Blah Blah

2. The Battle of Ice and Lava Go Bears

3. The Story of My Life

4. The Adventures of Little Butter

5. The Lowest Rate Hotel

6. Attack of the Facial Hair

7. El Jugo y La Hormiga

8. Rappers Airport Beef

9. The Destruction of Chicago

10. I am Lake Michigan
 
11. The Museum

12. CTA Zebras

13. Monster High

14. The Bubblegum

15. The Wind and the Rain

16. Chicago

17. The Bean

18. The Super Hero Squad

19. My Bugatti

20. Dogs

21. Work Together

Production Team

Director- Brandon Cloyd

Production Manager- Cedar Larson

Music Director- Jon Schneidman

Assistant Stage Managers- Maddy Cole, Gabi Lovelace

Cast Includes


Jen Allman, Kaylyn Carter, Linsey Falls, Joan Figarella, Aissa Guerra, Tyler Iiams, Robbin Major, Shá Norman, Nic Park, Jon Schneidman, Brad Stevens, Mary Tilden, Steph Vondell, Rachel Wilson,

“[PlayMakers Laboratory] made me feel happy and proud by playing games and letting me know that writing stories is a fun thing to do.”

–Alondra V., Little Village Academy