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Mondavi Center Presents

Bedtime Stories

Performance-collective URLAND /
Thomas Dudkiewicz

Wednesday, April 24 – Saturday, April 27, 2024

Vanderhoef Studio Theatre

Thomas Dudkiewicz sits in a wooded forest with a laptop and podcast microphone looking forward

Tickets from: $35.00


“It was a dark and lonesome night…”

When was the last time someone told you a bedtime story? Let actor Thomas Dudkiewicz lead you into a strange and brilliantly dark world with Bedtime Stories. Conceived by Dutch collective URLAND, Bedtime Stories celebrates the art of the voice to tell engaging and immersive stories. This pitch-perfect narrated performance takes its inspiration from radio plays, using just Dudkiewicz’s voice and well-timed sound effects to bring to life an enchanting cast of characters.

Meet Lilly, a precocious young girl, her father Max, and doting grandfather George, both master storytellers. Every night before bed, Lilly enters a fantastical universe created just for her, where she encounters a host of strange and menacing creatures. Laugh, squirm and dream long as Bedtime Stories catapults towards its unexpected ending, keeping you on edge from scene to scene.

Recommended for ages 13+

This show is General Admission. Audience members will select their seat on the night of performance on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sponsored by

  • Season Sponsor The Nancy and Hank Fisher Family Fund

    The Nancy and Hank Fisher Family Fund



Thomas Dudkiewicz studied theatre at the Theatre Academy of Maastricht where he founded performance collective URLAND together with Jimi Zoet, Ludwig Bindervoet, and Marijn de Jong. URLAND is an artist-in-residence in Theater Rotterdam since 2017 and has created numerous performances, interactive video games, and a thriving art scene at music festivals centered around global themes like the digital revolution, the importance of art, and on what it means to be human. Life art in digital times is their credo. Dudkiewicz’s solo performances center around the power of storytelling and experimenting with the combination of voice and soundscape to create the perfect proverbial soup to fuel the imagination.  


URLAND is a performance-collective. URLAND works autonomously. URLAND knows no hierarchy, there is no director. URLAND designs the set. URLAND creates the sound. URLAND writes the text. URLAND is on stage. URLAND experiments. URLAND refers, quotes and samples. URLAND sees technology as a means, not an end. URLAND believes in live art in digital times. 


Concept & performance: Thomas Dudkiewicz 

Final director: Ludwig Bindervoet 

Set design: Marijn de Jong 

Light design: Marijn de Jong 

Sound design: Jimi Zoet, Tomas Loos