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.

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.

Select DPS musicals are now available for licensing exclusively from our parent company Broadway Licensing! Click the titles below to apply:
Bat Boy: The Musical, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, The Colored Museum, Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Passing Strange, Q Brothers Christmas Carol, Quilters, Scrooge in Rouge, Crowns, Hello Again, Grey Gardens, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, and Summer of '42.

Production Information:

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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.