We teach creative writing workshops in severely underfunded (and, soon, 35-kids-to-a-classroom) Chicago Public Schools. In some cases we're the only arts programming the kids have. You want a mission statement, tough guy? I got your mission statement right here.
Mission StatementBarrel of Monkeys (BOM) is an ensemble of actor/educators who create an alternative learning environment in which children share their personal voices and celebrate the power of their imaginations. BOM accomplishes this through creative writing workshops and in-school performances of children's stories. BOM also engages the broader community in support of the visions of children through public performances of their work.
We teach self-expression, promote literacy, boost self-esteem and rock some communication skills. It's good. Will you vote for us?
Also, if you do, I'm casting you in my next show, where we perform something as rewarding as this:
'cause I think you. have got. IT.