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Since 2005, Mudlark Theater has been challenging people's expectations of what young people can achieve on stage. Our creative process allows children to be their very best, most imaginative, uninhibited selves, and our fresh adaptations are tailored to the individual performers, challenging each child and enabling them to shine. Our training programs—at Mudlark and in the schools—offer kids hands-on theater experiences they won't find anywhere else.

But we can't do it alone. You allow Mudlark to think bigger, reach more kids, and rise to artistic challenges. Support Mudlark and look at what WE can do:

•    Provide over $30,000 in unconditional scholarships annually
•    Train over 2,000 children in performing arts
•    Conduct creative writing workshops in 11 schools every year
•    Hold after-school classes in 27 area schools
•    Serve as artists-in-residence in multiple CPS schools
•    Tailor original adaptations to individual performers
•    Produce 15 theatrical productions every year


ways of giving

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There are many ways of showing your support for Mudlark including: 

Your Contribution to Mudlark Theater will qualify as a charitable contribution under Internal Revenue Code. Mudlark Theater's Federal ID # is 36-4573236.

It is with sincere gratitude we recognize the generous gifts of individual donors and organizations.



Looking to get more involved with Mudlark? Our volunteers are involved with every aspect of our organization, including: 

  • Box Office
  • Concessions
  • Production (Costumes, Set Building, Props, etc.)
  • Special Events

Interested in Volunteering at Mudlark? Contact Christina Lepri (

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