Nonprofessional Performance Rights Application

This is an application to produce a full-length play, one-act, musical, or a complete published collection of one-act plays by one author. (U.S. and Canada only.)

YOU MUST enter your venue's postal code to apply for a license. Special clearance must be obtained for all productions in New York City and the greater Los Angeles area. Approval in these areas is not guaranteed.

DO NOT use our applications for performance fee quotes. Standard nonprofessional royalty fees can be found on the play's description page.

DO NOT use a PO Box for your shipping address.

DPS advises you not to hold auditions, begin rehearsals or make any major production plans before you have obtained written permission to proceed.

If you are inquiring about English-language stage performance rights in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa or the United Kingdom, you should contact our International Agents in those regions.

If your application is immediately approved, you will receive a license within 24 hours by email. If your application requires review, you should receive a response by email within approximately one to two weeks.

Production Information:

Title of play:
Opening date:
Closing date:
Number of performances:
Seating capacity:
Ticket price range: $ (enter 0 if free)
Average weekly salary for actors: $ (enter 0 if no salary)
Postal code of venue:
Is production planned for a venue located in the city in which you live?



Production comments:

Contact Information:

Applicant description:
DPS account number: (Optional)
Your name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal code:
Email address:
Daytime telephone:
Country: (Not in US or Canada? See International Rights)
Website: (Optional)
Fax: (Optional)

Billing Information:

(Same as above)
Bill to name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal code:
Purchase order number: (Optional unless required by your organization)

No play represented by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. may be produced unless written authorization is obtained from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

All of the plays represented by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. are protected under international copyright laws. Any unauthorized performance of these works constitutes an infringement of the copyright and a violation of the law, with potentially serious consequences for the infringer.

I agree to the Terms and Conditions for Nonprofessional Performance Rights.