Octavia Butler Adaptation News
August 2, 2021
An opera written by acclaimed musician Toshi Reagon and composer Bernice Johnson Reagon—and based on Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents—has a big production at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, one of the best known mid-sized theatres in the country and “the hottest theater company in town” (Washington Post). The opera premiered in 2017 and has been produced around the world.
Movie studio A24 will be producing a film version of Parable of the Sower as well, and the news this week has gotten a lot of coverage:
Also, FX will be doing a series adaptation of Butler’s classic sci-fi novel Kindred! The audiobook is produced by RBmedia in both Spanish (BookaVivo) and English (Recorded Books).