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Mudlark Theater Company is making a “Mudpie”: a show shaped and molded from original pieces written by kids in the community.  The company is looking for anything – short stories, poems, original fairy tales, personal essays, rants, reflections – that can be brought to life on stage.  Pieces that are selected will be performed this December by a group of children aged 9-14 at Musical Offering’s “Music on Madison” performance hall. Children whose stories are selected for Mudpie will receive gift certificates, complimentary tickets to the show(s) and official recognition in the show program and press release. 

Children aged 6-16 are free to submit something from their past or write something new. Stories can be any length and about any topic but must consist of entirely original characters (i.e., no stories about Harry Potter or Percy Jackson).  Pieces that draw heavily from real-life experiences of the author, however, are welcome and appreciated. Finally, the stories must be written entirely by kids. Adults should not co-write, edit, or even correct their children’s stories.

The following information should be included: child’s name, grade level, name of school, name of parent or guardian and contact information, including a home or cellphone number and email address.

How to Submit
Stories can be emailed as text in the body of an email or sent as an attachment to They may also be snail-mailed to the following address: Mudlark Theater Company, 1417 Hinman, Evanston, IL 60201. 

Questions should be directed to Michael Miro, at 847-912-5342. The deadline is Oct. 31.