For over seventy years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.
Formed in 1936 by a number of prominent playwrights and theatre agents, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. was created to foster opportunity and provide support for playwrights by publishing acting editions of their plays and handling the nonprofessional and professional leasing rights to these works.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking theatre. Offering an extensive list of titles, including a preponderance of the most significant American plays of the past half-century, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. works with thousands of theatres and supports the theatre's vital position in contemporary life.
Please do not send scripts. Due to the volume of submissions, scripts will not be returned. Send your inquiry with a one-page synopsis, a production history, and any reviews to [email protected] or to:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Attn: Publications Department
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Please do not send any other materials, including DVDs of a performance, unless the show is a musical and you wish to send a CD cast recording. We do not accept individual short plays. Short-play collections, however, will be considered.
Depending on our volume, we will try to give you a response in four to six months. Please bear in mind that the Play Service generally acquires plays after successful productions in New York City, London or at a major regional theatre. If your show has not yet been produced, you might be better served to put your time and energy into pursuing a production.