Scripts

ATMTC presents stage adaptations of popular children’s literature and stories.  We are committed to the presentation and development of quality new work for young people and families.  Recent plays developed by ATMTC include If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff, Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow, and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.  Presently, ATMTC is not accepting unsolicited scripts. 

 

Script Licensing

The following ATMTC commissioned scripts are available for licensing:

Just A Dream: The Green Play
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express & Jumanji)
Adapted by Sandra Eskin

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Audience Recommendation: All Ages

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Cast Size: 2 men and 1 woman, with doubling ( some roles can be played by children)

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An interactive play with music (perf. tracks avail.)

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Great for touring

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Run time: 45 minutes

When it comes to the environment, young Walter is far from enlightened.  He's a litterbug who believes sorting trash is a big waste of time. But one night, Walter dreams about a very different future. Filled with humor and fantasy, Walter’s dream is a wake-up call for him – and all of us – about what we need to do to protect and preserve the future of our planet.  For more information, contact ATMTC's Producing Artistic Director.

American Theatre Magazine Feature

“Adults often want kids to do as they preach, not as they practise. However, Washington-based Adventure Theatre, the team behind eco-play Just a Dream – The Green Play tries its best to walk the talk.”

~ Time Out Singapore

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Note: Just a Dream: The Green Play requires separate underlying rights from Chris Van Allsburg.

 

Mirandy and Brother Wind
Based on the book by Patricia McKissack
Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt, playwright and John L. Cornelius II, composer/lyricist

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Audience Recommendation: All Ages

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Cast Size: 4 women and 3 men, with doubling (ensemble can be added, some roles can be played by children)

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A musical (perf. tracks avail.)

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Run Time: 50 minutes

 

It’s Spring, 1906, in Ridgetop, South Carolina. Mirandy is excited about the Annual Junior Cakewalk dance. The winner gets a triple-decker cake. Suddenly, Brother Wind swoops in and makes a mess of things. Ma Dear tells Mirandy about the Legend of Brother Wind. “Whoever can catch Brother Wind can make him do their bidding.” Mirandy will catch Brother Wind. He can really kick up his heels and shake his tail feathers – the perfect dance partner. Grandmama Beasley tells Mirandy, “can’t nobody can put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special, he be free”. Leave it to Mirandy, she’ll grab hold of that Brother Wind and win that delicious cake! Through her journey to capture Brother Wind, Mirandy learns about freedom, friendship and kindness. For more information, contact ATMTC's Producting Artistic Director.

Mirandy breezes along with funny stage business and appealingly quirky characters.”

~ Washington Post

“Young theater-goers will learn the importance of [kindness and friendship], along with the importance of allowing even the wind to be free.”

~ Washington Times

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Note: Mirandy and Brother Wind requires separate underlying rights from Curtis Brown, Ltd.

 

2013-2014 Professional Season

ATMTC Ensembles