Paid for by Friends of Murphy

Dates: November 7th, 2019 – February 20th, 2020*
Times: Thursdays, 3pm – 5pm
Location: Murphy Elementary School Auditorium
Grades: 1st through 8th
Price: Provided at no cost to Murphy students thanks to Friends of Murphy.

Join Filament Theatre’s Murphy Playmakers!  Through drama games, teamwork, and guided playmaking, participants will build inspiring group stories, brand-new silly characters, playful songs and work with professional directors to create a fun original performance to share with family and friends.  

Filament Theatre amplifies the creative voice of young people, making immersive theatre that inspires, empowers, and activates young people and their communities.  Participants build storytelling and drama skills–all while creating something fun that makes them proud!


  • The first session on 11/7/19 will end at 4:30pm.
  • The final performance will take place on Thursday, February 20th @ 4pm.
  • There will be no sessions on the following days: 11/28/19 (Thanksgiving), 12/26/19 (Winter Break), 1/2/20 (Winter Break)

At Filament, it’s different because we get to make our own costumes and stories and characters. – Emilia, age 9

[Filament Theatre] is known for its exciting, incredibly inventive productions of kid’s stories.” – Chicago Theatre Review

“Filament feels like the only child-oriented theatre in Chicago that… has a calm, meditative and wonder-like approach that brings the child’s spirit into the heart of their productions. – PerformInk Chicago

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