Let’s get Little Brother back on stage

I’ve updated the Licensing page on this website with all the information that a theater needs in order to consider producing the Little Brother stage adaptation.

If you’re an Artistic Director or Literary Manager looking for a small-cast play that speaks to the present moment, that appeals to a younger audience, and that comes with a sizable fan base eager to buy tickets, please take a look and let me know you’d like to read the script.

If you’re looking for a large-cast play with great parts for young people — perhaps for production at a high school or college — there is a large-cast version of the adaptation available as well.

If you’re a fan of the book and you want to see the play performed in your city, let’s make it happen. If you know folks in your local theatre community, tell them about the play and send them here (and let me know as well so I can follow up). If you don’t know anyone, let me know and I’ll see if I can make a connection.

The premiere production in San Francisco was immensely exciting, artistically fulfilling for me personally, and tremendously successful. I know it would be a hit in other cities as well — Cory Doctorow’s novel is so good, and the story is as relevant as ever. Let’s do it again.

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Little Brother on screen

Paramount has secured the rights to the novel, and is planning to turn it into another blockbuster young adult adaptation. I think this is awesome, of course — I’m very happy for Cory and I can’t wait to see the movie. Fortunately, I still retain the stage rights to the novel, and I can still license stage productions of my adaptation. This could be huge — there’s got to be a theater out there that wants to produce something with this much buzz, with this much appeal to younger audiences, with this much timeliness and relevance to the world we live in right now, with this much critical praise… right?

I’m gearing up for another round of sending out the script, but as a Literary Manager myself I know how unlikely it is that a theater will even consider an unsolicited submission. If anyone reading this wants to see Little Brother on stage in your city, please contact your local professional theater (or any theater!), tell them about Little Brother, and send them to this site.

photos from the Batavia High School production

I wish I could see this!


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High School production near Chicago

Batavia High School outside of Chicago is presenting LITTLE BROTHER on May 1st and 2nd. If you’re nearby, go get a ticket and check it out!

LB Batavia

Photos from Lewis University production

Here’s a montage from the first production of the large-cast version of the script. There’s another production coming up at a high school, and hopefully more to come after that!

Large-cast version premieres at Lewis University

The large-cast version of the script is premiering this February at Lewis University outside of Chicago. They’re doing it with fourteen actors — the concert scene should be awesome. If you’re in the area, please go check it out!



I got to see the German-language premiere of Little Brother in Salzburg, Austria — the photo above is me talking with the cast. Caroline Richards translated my adaptation and directed the production, which will tour around Austria and Germany over the next few months. Information about performances in Salzburg is here. Continue reading

Little Brother on stage in Austria

My adaptation of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother has been translated into German for a production in Austria. Caroline Richards did the translation and is directing. The show opens February 17 in Salzburg. If you’re in the area, please check it out.

Want to bring Little Brother to a stage near you? Please read this.


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