Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular

Adaptation of two classic Sherlock Holmes short stories: The League of Red Headed Gentlemen and The Adventure of the Blue Carbunkle told through the frame of how Sherlock Holmes first started working with Wiggins and the Baker Street Irregular street kids.


2018 American Alliance for Theater and Education Distinguished Play Award: Best Published Adaption for high school and middle school audiences.

Production History:
November 2015 Omaha Theater Company (professional mainstage production)

Summer 2016  Magic Circle Youth Theater at Tufts University

Fall 2016  Sacred Hearts School-Atherton California (middle school production)

Cast Size: For a minimum of 12 actors (7m/5f) can easily be expanded to 20+

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Old Yeller

When his Papa leaves on a long cattle drive, fourteen year old Travis has to become the man of the family. Then Old Yeller, a mangy one-eared thieving mutt, shows up, and Travis wants nothing to do with him.  Old Yeller however proves to be a huge help to Travis and his family on the wild Texas frontier.  Strong and courageous, Old Yeller earns Travis’s love when the dog helps save the family from a bear, wild pigs and a rabid wolf.  However, when Old Yeller gets hydrophobia and must be shot, Travis is faced with the most difficult duty of his young life.

Awards: 2008 American Alliance for Theater and Education Unpublished Play Reading Award Winner

Production History: 2006 Omaha Theater Company Main-stage Production.  2007-08 Omaha Theater Company National Tour

Cast Size: a minimum of 3f/2m with lots of puppets, without doubling,cast can easily be expanded to a cast of up to 10 performers

Sample Scene from Old Yeller

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Bully Show, The

An interactive play about the problems of bullies in the schools. Audience watches the problem filled pilot of a new game show Who Wants to be a Bully?   Published by Dramatic Publishing

Awards:  2002 Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices selection

Selected Production History
2009 Lexington Children’s Theater; 2005 South Carolina Children’s Theater (school tour) 2003- present, Omaha Theater Company (school tour), 2012 Rochester Children’s Theater,

Cast Size 2m/1f, has been done with 2f/1m, can be performed with with 5-10 performers

Sample Scene from The Bully Show

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Brave Little Tailor, The

Adaptation of the classic Grimms Fairy Tale of a meek little tailor who kills 7 flies in one blow. A small misunderstanding leads the tailor into the challenge of fighting giants, dragons and an evil king to win the hand of a princess.


Production History
2008-9 Walnut Street Theater (professional touring production for 4 actors), 2008 Town Hall Theater (Dayton, OH) large youth and community show and professional touring show), 2005 Omaha Theater Company (professional production in black box), 2009  Omaha Theater Company (large youth cast summer camp production), 2008 Papillion La Vista Arts Network Nebraska (large youth cast summer production)

Cast Size:  for a minimum of 4 actors (2m/2f)   can be easily expanded to 16+

For a scene sample of Brave Little Tailor 4.05 click here

This play was just published by Dramatic Publishing. Go to their site for a full perusal copy and to inquire about royalties

Misfits, The

Bobby Goodspeed is a soft-spoken 7th grader who survives his mixed-up preadolescent life with the unwavering support of his three best friends: the outspoken Addie, the flamoyant Joe, and the tough Skeezie. Everything changes when Addie decides that the four of them should run against more popular peers in the upcoming student council election on a No-Name Calling platform.

In 2004, the book inspired GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing created a national No-Name Calling Week.  The project seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities

Production History: 2011 Omaha Theater Company Main stage Production

Cast Size: A minimum of 5m/2f (with doubling), can be expanded to 9m/4f currently (working on a new draft for a larger youth cast of 10m/7f with possible chorus)

Sample Scene from The Misfits

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