Josh Costello is the playwright who created the award-winning, sold-out stage adaptation of my novel Little Brother. Now, he writes, "The stage adaptation of Cory's novel Little Brother was a big hit in San Francisco in 2012, and the script is now available for licensing. Want to see Little Brother on stage in your city? Playwright Josh Costello has posted information about licensing the script, along with video clips, photos, and reviews from the premiere. If you know folks in your local theatre community that might be interested in producing the play, this is where to send them.
"Theaters will want to know that the adaptation is a full-length play for three actors (one woman and two men). There is also a large-cast version available (which might especially appeal to schools). A script sample (as published in Theatre Bay Area Magazine) is available for download.
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.