That's Weird, Grandma -- Written by Kids, Staged by Adults
The last date listed for That's Weird, Grandma was Monday, Aug 27, 2018 / 8:00pm (Stories about Food).
Quotes & Highlights
- “So respectful of how kids think, it sidesteps “Kids-Say-the-Darndest-Things” syndrome, veering into lunacy, social criticism, even poignancy.” —Chicago Tribune
- “[Barrel of Monkeys’] dedication to harnessing the boldest, funniest, smartest, and sublimest streaks in their kids’ literary inventions means they’re not just monkeying around. It’s a barrel of fun.” —Chicago Reader
March 12-April 9: Stories That Groove
Explore the evolution of music at the annual musical revue. There will be sketches, songs and dance pieces, all adapted from stories written by Chicago elementary school students during creative writing residencies.
Watch a promo video.
March 19 at 7:00pm: Join Barrel of Monkeys for a pre-show conversation with Chicago arts leaders facilitated by BOM Program Director Shá Norman. They’ll be talking about storytelling as self- and community-care, creating social change through theatre, challenging dominant narratives through stories, and other related topics.
Kurt Chiang – Artistic Director, The Neo-Futurists
Brandon Cloyd – Artistic Director, Barrel of Monkeys
Coya Paz – Artistic Director, Free Street Theater
June 18-July 16: Brand New Stories
July 23-August 27: Stories About Food