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 this application if you are only interested in a performance fee quote.

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: 
Author (Populated automatically): 
Opening date: 
Closing date: 
Number of performances: 
Seating capacity: 
Ticket price range: 
Average weekly salary for actors: 
Postal code of venue: 
Is production planned for a venue located in the city in which you live? (check yes or no)
Yes
No
Comments: 
  

Contact Information:

 
Applicant description: 
DPS account number (Optional): 
Your name: 
Company/Organization (Optional): 
Address: 
 
City: 
State/Province: 
Postal code: 
Country: 
(NOTE: For regions outside the US and Canada please contact our International Agents).
Email address: 
Daytime telephone: 
Fax (Optional): 
Website (Optional): 

Payment:

(NOTE: If your organization requires a purchase order, you must enter the information below.)
Purchase order number (Optional): 

Billing Information:

(if different from above)
Bill to name: 
Company/Organization: 
Address: 
 
City: 
State: 
Postal code: 
Country: 

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.