Kids Commute Story Challenge: Wendell

Jun 5, 2020

"Wendell" is by Maya Quillen of Cedar, Michigan. She set her story at The Grand Budapest Hotel - the movie her source music came from!

Welcome to another installment of the Kids Commute Story Challenge! We select music and ask young artists to create artwork or a story to go with it. We then turn the stories into a radio drama voiced by Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Students.

You can choose "The New Lobby Boy" by Alexandre Desplat, "Vianne Confronts the Comte" by Rachel Portman or "Panda Chant II" by Meredith Monk.

Hear some past entries to the Story Challenge in the links below the post!

Today's author is Maya Quillen, 14, from Cedar, Michigan. She chose "The New Lobby Boy" for her story "Wendell." Maya did something nifty here - "The New Lobby Boy" is from Desplat's soundtrack to "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - and that's where she set her mysterious story!

The cast is as follows:

NARRATOR: Grace Adamsward
WENDELL: Agustin Maglione
MAN/WARTHOG: Behr Crouse
TINY WOMAN/MONGOOSE: Audree Hedequist

Thanks to Maya, Bill Church, and IAA Theatre!