Little Brother Online

“Little Brother”: watch the play based on the bestselling novel by Cory Doctorow

“(This) prescient thriller is well worth watching… a fast-paced techie-political adventure.” -SF Chronicle

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In 2012, Custom Made had a runaway hit with Josh Costello’s masterful adaptation of “Little Brother”, a dystopian novel by NYTimes bestselling author Cory Doctorow. Now the video of this acclaimed production is available to view in the comfort of your own home!

In “Little Brother” 17-year-old hacker Marcus plays electronic cat and mouse games while skipping school in San Francisco. When the city is the victim of a terrorist attack, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and is suddenly apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security for days of merciless interrogation on Treasure Island. When no one besides his friends believes his story, Marcus is left with only one option: take down the system himself. “Little Brother” is a near-future thriller, a teenage romance, and a frightening predictor of things to come.

Register now for free, and you will be sent a private link to watch the play before Noon on June 8th.

“Little Brother” is free to watch, but we hope you will make a donation to support the arts in San Francisco. Donations support both Custom Made Theatre’s COVID relief fund and to the Theatre Bay Area Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund.

Cory Censoprano, Marissa Keltie, Daniel Petzold

Director/Adaptor – Josh Costello
Stage Manager – Maxx Kurzunski
Set Design – Sarah Phykitt
Costume Design – Miyuki Bierlein
Light Design – Krista Smith
Sound Design / Composition- Chris Houston
Videography – Pauline Luppert
More Videography – Darl Andrew Packard
Properties – Sarah Spero
Choreography – Daunielle Rasmussen
Asst. Director – Sarah Nagelvoort

FAQ (will be updated as we receive questions)

How will I be able to watch the video?

You will receive a video link to the email you register with before Noon on June 8th. The video is hosted on YouTube. It will remain viewable until July 26th (now extended!)

Do I need to donate to watch?

No. We know times are beyond hard. If, however, you can spare some dollars to help save the arts, we are in a struggle for survival, and every penny will go towards helping local artists and a cornerstone local theatre company.

How much should I donate?

As much as you are comfortable with. That said, if you wish to think of this as a theatre ticket, CMTC’s tickets range between $20-40 per person. Or think of a movie which might be $15 per person. Or if you look in your wallet and see an extra 10-spot, that would be nice too. Honestly, whatever you feel is best.

Who is being supported by these donations? Are they not-for-profit and local?

75% of proceeds go to Custom Made Theatre Co, a local San Francisco company that produced the show in 2012. Custom Made had to cancel half of its current season due to COVID-19, and does not know when it can produce again. 25% of the proceeds go to the Theatre Bay Area Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund, which is a resource for performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As of May 12, 2020: The relief fund has raised approximately $220,000 and distributed $178,750 to 246 performing arts workers in the Bay Area. Custom Made is proud to partner with TBA and, yes, both organizations are 501(c)3 not-for-profits.

What is this video? Is it new?

This video is of the acclaimed 2012 Custom Made Theatre Co. world premiere production of Josh Costello’s adaptation of “Little Brother”, a prescient young adult novel by Cory Doctorow.

Is it appropriate for all ages?

We’d say it’s a light PG-13. There is some simulated violence. There is some kissing.

Reserve Your Viewing

Little Brother is free to watch with or without a donation.  Reserve your place here and watch beginning on June 8th!

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