We are so into this show by Barrel of Monkeys

What happens when a beloved Chicago theater company teams up with a university theater department to showcase public school-written stories? Something wonderful: Many kids suddenly have a future creating, experiencing and appreciating the arts.

Celebration of Authors

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 7
  • Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago
  • barrelofmonkeys.org/coa

 

Barrel of Monkeys, working with 14 underserved Chicago public schools (in 48 classrooms), have crafted works of theater with third- through fifth-graders.

On June 7, the University of Chicago’s Department of Theatre and Performance Studies will invite student authors, their families and the rest of the adoring general public to the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts for the annual Celebration of Authors live theater.

Directed by Artistic Director Joseph Schupback, a company of 30 Barrel of Monkeys actors and musicians will perform stage-ready works of creative writing; the kind that can only come from the minds of kids. (Who better to pen sketch comedy?)

Sure, it’d feel good to support an arts program this terrific, but who knows? You might be inadvertently witnessing the next great Chicago playwright in his or her earliest stage.

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