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Equal Opportunity Employer
PlayMakers Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

PlayMakers Laboratory (PML) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in its 25th year. We provide arts education programs to students aged 7-13 throughout Chicago, focused on storytelling, theater, and social-emotional skills.

Our objectives are:
to teach fundamental creative writing skills;
to provide consistent and nurturing attention to each student over a sustained period of time ;
to build each student’s confidence in self-expression, self-esteem, and writing skills;
to perform high quality, professional theater to the students we serve and the broader community; and
to form lasting partnerships.

Our Mission
PlayMakers Laboratory (PML) is an ensemble of teaching artists who create an experiential learning environment in which students share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. PML accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of student stories. PML also engages the broader community in support of the visions of young people through public performances of their work.

Our Vision
A radically kind Chicago that champions children’s ideas.

“[PlayMakers Laboratory] made me feel like a artist in writing and turning my writing into songs. They made me feel like a spectacular student not just a regular student.”

–Jasmine S., Morton Elementary