PlayMakers Laboratory Theatre

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That’s Weird, Grandma: Rock the Vote
Virtual
Nov 02, 2020

Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during PlayMakers Laboratory’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. PML’s ensemble of professional actors, …

The Best of… That’s Weird Grandma
Virtual
Runs Oct 12Nov 30, 2020

Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during PlayMakers Laboratory’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. PML’s ensemble of professional actors, comedians …

That’s Weird, Grandma: Happy Holidays
Children’s/Family, Holiday, Virtual
Runs Nov 14Dec 07, 2020

Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during PlayMakers Laboratory’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. PML’s ensemble of professional actors, comedians …

That’s Weird, Grandma: A Thoughtful Thanksgiving
Virtual
Nov 23, 2020

Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during PlayMakers Laboratory’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. PML’s ensemble of professional actors, comedians …

That’s Weird, Grandma: New Year’s Celebration
Children’s/Family, Virtual
Dec 28, 2020

Now in its 19th year, That’s Weird, Grandma features adaptations of stories written during PlayMakers Laboratory’s creative writing residencies in Chicago elementary schools. PML’s ensemble of professional actors, comedians …

The Neo-Futurists Theater
5153 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60640
773-506-7140
Founded in 1997 as Barrel of Monkeys, PlayMakers Laboratory  has spent over two decades providing vital arts education to Chicago elementary schools. The company’s ensemble of teaching artists and performers conducts six-week creative writing workshops with 3rd through 7th grade students, then brings the young authors’ stories to life as raucous sketches, songs and movement pieces, performing first for students in their schools and then for the public. The company has worked in over 60 Chicago elementary schools, serving more than 50,000 students. In 2004, Playmakers’ also implemented a year-round after-school program at Loyola Park Fieldhouse, in partnership with the Chicago Park District. These programs provide a rare opportunity for creative expression and build literacy skills, self-esteem, and confidence in students’ ideas and abilities.
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