Mudpie is a show written by children and performed by their peers. Every year, Mudlark Theater Company receives submissions of original creative writing pieces (short stories, fairy tales, poems, ramblings, rants, etc.) that have been written by local kids in the community. Mudlark Theater Company adapts these pieces for the stage and incorporates the show into its mainstage season.




Email and include the following: 

  • Your Name
  • Your School
  • Parent(s) Name
  • A Phone Number
  • Your creative writing piece(s)

EXTENDED DEADLINE is January 31st, 2017.
Authors who are selected will be notified by March 2017. 
The show opens on May 11th, 2017. 

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Mudpie actors are cast from Mudlark Theater Company's general auditions and are generally comprised of children between the ages of 9-14. These talented young people spend weeks working with the creative writing pieces trying to find the best ways to bring them to life on stage.

The location is of Mudpie 2017 will be at the Noyes Street Theatre at the Noyes Cultural Center  (927 Noyes St. Evanston)


“Sing the Song of Freedom” and “Storm Song” by Marchelle Alber
 “Not Perfect” by Erin Amadi
“I’m Sorry, Paper” by Cherie Animashawn
“Epic Dance Battle” by Pape Cissokh
 “Mexico: A True Story” by Daniela Licea
“Pets” by Layla Ellis
 “I Had a Quiz” by Keanna English
“It’s a Wonderful School” by Thomas Ferguson
 “My Loving Guinea Pig” by Syria Grant
“Go Leif Erikson!” by Luc Van Haelewyn
“Love Rectangle” by Caoimhe Hanretta
“The Haunted School” by Javonna Jones
“Dikembe’s Last Song” by Darryl Jones III
“Ninjas” by Omar Marin
“Invasion of the Barbies” by Aadit Bhatia
“Hullabaloo” by Zoe Parker
“Sammy’s Teddy Bear” by Theo Raden
“Some Adventure” by Rachael Rubin
“Hara” by Matilda Schalet
“Blueberries” by Pearl Schalet
 “Galaxy” by Ariana Tovar
 “Better at Fighting” by Violet Weston
 “When My Sister Turned Into My Brother” by Amia Witernberg-Huber

Mudpie 2016 Authors