PlayMakers Laboratory

is creating music and sketches by adapting students' stories.

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Lab Assistant
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$2
per week
Includes:
  • One "That's Weird, Grandma" Patreon exclusive episode every week
  • Monthly Patreon exclusive “Play Dates” on Zoom led by PML teaching artists.
Lab Partner
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$3
per week
Includes:
  • One "That's Weird, Grandma" Patreon exclusive episode every week
  • Monthly Patreon exclusive “Play Dates” on Zoom led by PML teaching artists
  • Access to Patreon exclusive social-emotional content from Mental Health Counselor Colette S. Gregory M.A./M.Ed.
  • Access to Patreon exclusive behind-the-scenes content and interviews
Lab Director
reward item
$4
per week
Includes:
  • One "That's Weird, Grandma" Patreon exclusive episode every week
  • Monthly Patreon exclusive “Play Dates” on Zoom led by PML teaching artists
  • Access to Patreon exclusive social-emotional content from Mental Health Counselor Colette S. Gregory M.A./M.Ed.
  • Access to Patreon exclusive behind-the-scenes content and interviews
  • A personalized thank you or special birthday message during an episode

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About

Welcome to our Patreon page! We are so grateful to have you here.

PlayMakers Laboratory (PML) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in its 23rd year. We provide creative writing residencies to students aged 7-13 throughout Chicago, focused on storytelling, theater, and social-emotional skills. We then turn those stories into fully-adapted performances with professional actors, which we perform for students in schools and for the public at Chicago’s Neo-Futurist Theater.

Your tangible support makes our work sustainable. It will allow us to:
-Continue our creative writing residencies in the Chicago Public Schools
-Continue our public performances at Chicago’s Neo-Futurist Theater
-Continue to compensate the emerging artists who serve as our teaching artists and performers
-Continue our work and presence on social media to share free resources, educational activities, and adaptations.

If you would like to support our work with a one-time contribution instead of becoming a weekly patron, you can do so here. Any and all support is invaluable to us.

WE WANT YOUR STORIES! If you are between the ages of 7-13 and have a story you’d like us to adapt, click here. Maybe you'll see it in the next episode!

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