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Child's Play Touring Theatre:
Child's Play Touring Theatre, based in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, is a private touring theatre company offering workshops, residencies, after school programs and summer camps across the USA. Child's Play Touring Theatre travels all over the country performing stories and poems written by children. Our mission is to share, encourage and validate the creativity of children by performing original works of theatre, music, and dance adapted from literature written by young authors.

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Education Workshops / Programs:
Child's Play has developed sequential writing and education programs for children and educators throughout the United States. Programs vary in length and are easily integrated into a school's curriculum.

* Sunday “FunDay” Classes:
Sunday “FunDay” Classes are available for children 7-12 who don’t have Child’s Play at their school, but want to create and perform their own plays.

* Young Author Workshops:
Young Author Workshops are geared to inspire the young writer’s creativity in writing as well as in drama.

* Artists-In-Residence Programs:
Artists-In-Residence are in-depth programs, providing expanded curriculum and a final performance, to schools with class sessions scheduled for as little as five days to many days throughout the school year.

* After School Program:
After School programs are available for schools and community organizations and customized to tie into your mission and meet your needs.

* Summer Camps:
Summer Camps are held each year starting in June, providing a safe and creative environment for children 7-14.

* The Writing Our World Workshop:
The Writing Our World Workshop provides a master class that incorporates themes of cultural and global awareness into our educational program.

* Teen Classes:
Child’s Play is now expanding their offerings to young adults 13-18, providing teenagers with an in-studio program specifically geared to their interests and needs.

Additionally:  We also offer Teacher Workshops designed to help teachers integrate Child's Play’s drama-based writing techniques into their own school curriculum.

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Address: 2518 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, Illinois , USA
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