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Playscripts, Inc. Playscripts, Inc. brings new plays and musicals to professional, school, community, and college theaters to perform, read and enjoy. is an independent publisher of new plays, established for the mutual benefit of playwrights and theaters worldwide.

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What can you do in a day? From Broadway to theatres around the world, thousands of new plays have been written, rehearse...
09/27/2022

What can you do in a day? From Broadway to theatres around the world, thousands of new plays have been written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. This year, bring your community together for a transformative experience. Learn more and produce your own at https://www.playscripts.com/24hourplays.

The future is now, thanks to new technology in live streaming theatre.Get started with streaming your next production by...
09/22/2022

The future is now, thanks to new technology in live streaming theatre.

Get started with streaming your next production by securing live/archival video rights today. See our most popular titles with video rights available at https://www.playscripts.com/streaming-rights

Your eyes don’t deceive—our top one-acts are now in the Free Reads Corner so you can read them in full!Our best one-acts...
09/21/2022

Your eyes don’t deceive—our top one-acts are now in the Free Reads Corner so you can read them in full!

Our best one-acts are available for your perusing pleasure! Tried and true comedies and dramas that are perfect for classroom use, competition submissions, and curation for a night of short plays. Simply click on the “READ NOW” button below (scroll over the title), sign into or create your account, and read. Head to https://www.playscripts.com/free-reads to get started on your reading adventure. Enjoy!

TODAY ONLY — it's a flash sale!Get 50% off your orders of Stephen Gregg's Trap and Ian McWethy's The Internet is Distrac...
09/19/2022

TODAY ONLY — it's a flash sale!

Get 50% off your orders of Stephen Gregg's Trap and Ian McWethy's The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!

Use the codes 50OFFTRAP and 50OFFKITTENS at checkout until 11:59pm ET tonight.

Happy shopping!

https://www.playscripts.com

🚨 FLASH SALE 🚨 Get 50% off top scripts!On September 19, we're launching a 24-hour sale on two of our most popular titles...
09/15/2022

🚨 FLASH SALE 🚨 Get 50% off top scripts!

On September 19, we're launching a 24-hour sale on two of our most popular titles: Trap and The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!

Get 50% off these titles by using the following codes:

50OFFTRAP for Stephen Gregg's Trap: https://www.playscripts.com/play/3122

50OFFKITTENS for Ian McWethy's The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!: https://www.playscripts.com/play/2766

Don't miss out on this one-time opportunity. Save the date and start shopping!

How amazing are these production shots from Covenant Christian High School Fine Arts' run of Bad Ideas for Bad Televisio...
09/13/2022

How amazing are these production shots from Covenant Christian High School Fine Arts' run of Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows by Don Zolidis? This school knows farce!

Read the script: https://www.playscripts.com/sample/2744

Have you heard? Our digital 2022-2023 Education Catalog is now available! Browse our recommended musicals, plays, & one-...
08/23/2022

Have you heard? Our digital 2022-2023 Education Catalog is now available! Browse our recommended musicals, plays, & one-acts to find your next great production, see our most produced shows, read about our Standing Ovation Grant recipients, find exclusive playwright content, and more. The only tool you need to plan your season, conquer the school year, and make everyone a theatre person!

Browse our digital catalog now at https://broadwaylicensing.com/2022-2023-plays-musicals-catalog/

School’s out! Every theatre director needs some good vacation time. Are you spending your summer reading new scripts to ...
07/27/2022

School’s out! Every theatre director needs some good vacation time. Are you spending your summer reading new scripts to get excited for the next school year? Relax by the poolside with a brand-new entertaining script that could inspire your next great production! Visit bit.ly/BLSummerReadingEDU to see ten of our top picks.

Haven't bought your specially curated Lauren Gunderson Broadway Book Club box yet? There's still time! Sign up today to ...
07/15/2022

Haven't bought your specially curated Lauren Gunderson Broadway Book Club box yet? There's still time! Sign up today to get our August box, with plays handpicked by Gunderson, delivered right to your door. Don't wait — this offer ends at 11:59 ET tonight! Visit bwaybookclub.com to order now.

About Lauren Gunderson:

Lauren Gunderson has been one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015, topping the list twice including 2019/20. She is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I AND YOU and THE BOOK OF WILL, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation's Residency with Marin Theatre Company. Works include ADA AND THE ENGINE, THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, THE REVOLUTIONISTS, SILENT SKY, NATURAL SHOCKS, and more.

Photo by Bryan Derballa.

07/02/2022

Introducing Broadway Book Club, your one-stop play scripts shop! Sign up now to get 7 scripts shipped to your door quarterly, curated by leading playwrights like Lauren Gunderson, Anna Ziegler, and Lucas Hnath. Open a box and discover the best of American theatre, from 1936 to 2022 and beyond. Enliven your script library at bwaybookclub.com 💥

The Broadway Licensing booth is open at ! Come visit us at the expo hall to browse over 180 titles, restock your play li...
06/20/2022

The Broadway Licensing booth is open at ! Come visit us at the expo hall to browse over 180 titles, restock your play library, enter the giveaway, and more!

Playbill: "The Educational Theatre Association has unveiled its list of the most-produced plays, musicals, and short pla...
06/09/2022

Playbill: "The Educational Theatre Association has unveiled its list of the most-produced plays, musicals, and short plays in U.S. high schools during the 2021-2022 school year, the result of a survey that has been conducted annually since 1938.

The most produced play of the year was CLUE — a title the work has held for three years. ... Playwrights Don Zolidis and Jonathan Rand continue to dominate the most-produced short plays, with Rand's CHECK PLEASE in the top spot as it was last year."

We're honored to represent eight of the ten most-produced short plays. Explore these and thousands of other titles now on playscripts.com and read the full press release on Playbill at bit.ly/BLMostProduced2022.

Pictured: CLUE photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made, courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse.

We were overwhelmed by the response to our announcement of the Broadway Licensing Standing Ovation Grant, which offered ...
06/02/2022

We were overwhelmed by the response to our announcement of the Broadway Licensing Standing Ovation Grant, which offered an exceptional educational theatre program the chance to receive $5000 and a feature in our 2022-2023 Educational Catalog. So overwhelmed, in fact, that we also awarded a $1000 prize to four runners-up!

Congratulations to the awarded programs, and a heartfelt thank you to all of our applicants, who are doing incredible work to transform the world of educational theatre and beyond.

Click through to see each of the five awarded programs and learn more about the Standing Ovation Grant at bit.ly/2022StandingOvationGrant.

Kickstart your summer reading this long weekend with a SCRIPT SALE! All Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts titles a...
05/26/2022

Kickstart your summer reading this long weekend with a SCRIPT SALE! All Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts titles are 50% off with the purchase of 5 or more unique titles when you use the code MDW2022 at checkout. Sale applies to books only, from 12am EST on Friday, May 27 to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, May 31, and does not include musicals.

Visit dramatists.com or playscripts.com to start exploring our catalog now. Happy shopping! 📚📖

Calvin and Olive’s parents insist that they tour as many colleges as possible before making a decision about their futur...
05/12/2022

Calvin and Olive’s parents insist that they tour as many colleges as possible before making a decision about their future (even though they’re both already sure what they want to do after graduation!). So, they each visit a long succession of the quirkiest, most niche, most extreme examples of American higher education. A high energy, hilarious comedy that asks "Should some of these universities lose their accreditation?"

Read and license this new One-Act now at bit.ly/PSGACT.

Today from 1-1:30pm EST, join Amateur Licensing Directors Jennifer Isaacson and Zach Dulli as they provide American Asso...
05/11/2022

Today from 1-1:30pm EST, join Amateur Licensing Directors Jennifer Isaacson and Zach Dulli as they provide American Association of Community Theatre members with an update on Broadway Licensing, an exclusive preview on newly acquired titles, and more! Register now at bit.ly/BLAACTMay11.

Now running at Stages Theatre Company: ALL AMERICAN BOYS.In this vital drama, the lives of two high school boys, one Bla...
05/06/2022

Now running at Stages Theatre Company: ALL AMERICAN BOYS.

In this vital drama, the lives of two high school boys, one Black and one white, powerfully intersect after a violent act of racially motivated police brutality. Unfolding through the boys’ alternating perspectives, the story follows their journey as they grapple with the devastating impact of racism as it reverberates through their families, school, and town. Written by Jody Drezner Alperin and Vicky Finney, based on the award-winning book by Brendan Kiely and National Book Award winner and Ambassador of Children’s Literature Jason Reynolds, this acclaimed show plays to Twin Cities audiences through May 22nd.

See a review of this production at bit.ly/PSAllAmericanBoysSTCReview. Explore ALL AMERICAN BOYS at bit.ly/PSAllAmericanBoys.

Photos by Fischeye Films, courtesy of Stages Theatre Company and Capri Theater.

This month's Free Reads Corner is stacked with 16 of our top-performing titles! In search of new plays to read this summ...
05/04/2022

This month's Free Reads Corner is stacked with 16 of our top-performing titles! In search of new plays to read this summer or crowd-pleasing comedies to delight audiences next season? We've got you covered all month long with audience favorites, holiday hits, diverse small-cast titles, and more. Find them all at bit.ly/PSFreeReads. 📚

05/02/2022

The International Thespian Festival is coming up June 20th-24th at Indiana University! Explore hundreds of interactive workshops, enjoy the best Main Stage performances and one-acts from across the country, and grow your theatre family. 2022 registration is open to any theatre-loving student or teacher! Don't miss out — register now at bit.ly/RegisterForITF2022.

Playscripts' parent company Broadway Licensing is a proud ITF sponsor.

It’s hard to believe it's been a week since the Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence Nationwide Reading! The eight selected...
04/28/2022

It’s hard to believe it's been a week since the Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence Nationwide Reading! The eight selected playwrights and Roundabout Theatre's Youth Ensemble, which brought their words to life, blew us away with their talent, heart, and courage last Wednesday. If you missed the reading, you can still stream it today and tomorrow at bit.ly/PSStreamENOUGH. 🧡

Photos by Sachyn Mital.

FREE READ OF THE WEEK:In Olivia Dufault's YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, Gil feels like a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives wit...
04/26/2022

FREE READ OF THE WEEK:

In Olivia Dufault's YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, Gil feels like a loser. He works at McDonald's, lives with his ailing mother, and hasn't had a girlfriend since... ever. But that's all about to change. He's been secretly training (and drugging) a rooster to fight. And Odysseus Rex — AKA "Odie" — is the baddest barnyard bird there is. Gil has so much faith in Odie's abilities that he bets everything on him — but victory and revenge may not yield the delicious spoils he anticipates. A fiercely comic play about cockfighting, connections, and clawing your way to the top.

Read and license at no cost this week only at bit.ly/PSYearoftheRooster.

Photo by Darrett Sanders, courtesy of Theatre of NOTE.

Take 10 minutes to help tell the story of great educational theatre. Playscripts invites anyone who produces theatre in ...
04/21/2022

Take 10 minutes to help tell the story of great educational theatre. Playscripts invites anyone who produces theatre in a K-12 school theatre program to complete Educational Theatre Association's annual play survey (you don't have to be an EdTA member!), open now through Monday, April 25th. Find it now at bit.ly/BL2022EdTASurvey. ✏️

We loved chatting with this year's Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence playwrights this morning! They stopped by our offic...
04/20/2022

We loved chatting with this year's Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence playwrights this morning! They stopped by our office for a crash course in licensing from the Broadway Licensing team, including CEO/President Sean Cercone, ahead of their Nationwide Reading at Lincoln Center Theater tonight.

Want to get in on the action? Stream the event live by tuning in to enoughplays.com/reading at 7:30pm EST tonight, and follow us on Instagram () for exclusive onsite event coverage!

FREE READ OF THE WEEK:Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison — what else could you expect to f...
04/19/2022

FREE READ OF THE WEEK:

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison — what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In Lauren Gunderson's THE TAMING, a hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here's lookin' at you, America.

Read the full script now at bit.ly/PSTaming.

Photo by Enrico Spada, courtesy of Shakespeare & Company.

In America, a child is shot every hour. Gun violence silences voices. We’re proud to sponsor , which empowers teens to R...
04/18/2022

In America, a child is shot every hour. Gun violence silences voices. We’re proud to sponsor , which empowers teens to RAISE THEIR VOICES, occupy stages across the country, and use theatre to confront America's gun violence epidemic. We support their initiative, and you can too!

This Wednesday, April 20th, at 7:30 PM EST, we encourage you to attend the FREE livestreamed reading of Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence's eight vital new 10-minute plays by teen writers about gun violence, performed by Roundabout Theatre's Youth Ensemble at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. This reading is one of more than 60 happening nationwide as part of the initiative.

Tune in to the livestream and learn more about by visiting enoughplays.com/reading.

We're thrilled to announce this acquisition! Stage Rights joins the Broadway Licensing family of imprints, alongside Dra...
04/14/2022
Broadway Licensing Buys Stage Rights (EXCLUSIVE)

We're thrilled to announce this acquisition! Stage Rights joins the Broadway Licensing family of imprints, alongside Dramatists Play Service and us.

https://variety.com/2022/legit/news/broadway-licensing-buys-stage-rights-exclusive-1235232757/

Broadway Licensing has acquired Stage Rights, an independent theatrical publisher and licensing company. Stage Rights joins Broadway Licensing family of imprints alongside Dramatists Play Service a…

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What can you do in a day? From Broadway to theatres around the world, thousands of new plays have been written, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. This year, bring your community together for a transformative experience. Learn more and produce your own at https://www.playscripts.com/24hourplays.
The future is now, thanks to new technology in live streaming theatre.

Get started with streaming your next production by securing live/archival video rights today. See our most popular titles with video rights available at https://www.playscripts.com/streaming-rights
Your eyes don’t deceive—our top one-acts are now in the Free Reads Corner so you can read them in full!

Our best one-acts are available for your perusing pleasure! Tried and true comedies and dramas that are perfect for classroom use, competition submissions, and curation for a night of short plays. Simply click on the “READ NOW” button below (scroll over the title), sign into or create your account, and read. Head to https://www.playscripts.com/free-reads to get started on your reading adventure. Enjoy!
TODAY ONLY — it's a flash sale!

Get 50% off your orders of Stephen Gregg's Trap and Ian McWethy's The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!

Use the codes 50OFFTRAP and 50OFFKITTENS at checkout until 11:59pm ET tonight.

Happy shopping!

https://www.playscripts.com
🚨 FLASH SALE 🚨 Get 50% off top scripts!

On September 19, we're launching a 24-hour sale on two of our most popular titles: Trap and The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!

Get 50% off these titles by using the following codes:

50OFFTRAP for Stephen Gregg's Trap: https://www.playscripts.com/play/3122

50OFFKITTENS for Ian McWethy's The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN!: https://www.playscripts.com/play/2766

Don't miss out on this one-time opportunity. Save the date and start shopping!
How amazing are these production shots from Covenant Christian High School Fine Arts' run of Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows by Don Zolidis? This school knows farce!

Read the script: https://www.playscripts.com/sample/2744
Have you heard? Our digital 2022-2023 Education Catalog is now available! Browse our recommended musicals, plays, & one-acts to find your next great production, see our most produced shows, read about our Standing Ovation Grant recipients, find exclusive playwright content, and more. The only tool you need to plan your season, conquer the school year, and make everyone a theatre person!

Browse our digital catalog now at https://broadwaylicensing.com/2022-2023-plays-musicals-catalog/
School’s out! Every theatre director needs some good vacation time. Are you spending your summer reading new scripts to get excited for the next school year? Relax by the poolside with a brand-new entertaining script that could inspire your next great production! Visit bit.ly/BLSummerReadingEDU to see ten of our top picks.
Haven't bought your specially curated Lauren Gunderson Broadway Book Club box yet? There's still time! Sign up today to get our August box, with plays handpicked by Gunderson, delivered right to your door. Don't wait — this offer ends at 11:59 ET tonight! Visit bwaybookclub.com to order now.

About Lauren Gunderson:

Lauren Gunderson has been one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015, topping the list twice including 2019/20. She is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I AND YOU and THE BOOK OF WILL, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation's Residency with Marin Theatre Company. Works include ADA AND THE ENGINE, THE HALF-LIFE OF MARIE CURIE, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, THE REVOLUTIONISTS, SILENT SKY, NATURAL SHOCKS, and more.

Photo by Bryan Derballa.
Introducing Broadway Book Club, your one-stop play scripts shop! Sign up now to get 7 scripts shipped to your door quarterly, curated by leading playwrights like Lauren Gunderson, Anna Ziegler, and Lucas Hnath. Open a box and discover the best of American theatre, from 1936 to 2022 and beyond. Enliven your script library at bwaybookclub.com 💥
The Broadway Licensing booth is open at ! Come visit us at the expo hall to browse over 180 titles, restock your play library, enter the giveaway, and more!
Playbill: "The Educational Theatre Association has unveiled its list of the most-produced plays, musicals, and short plays in U.S. high schools during the 2021-2022 school year, the result of a survey that has been conducted annually since 1938.

The most produced play of the year was CLUE — a title the work has held for three years. ... Playwrights Don Zolidis and Jonathan Rand continue to dominate the most-produced short plays, with Rand's CHECK PLEASE in the top spot as it was last year."

We're honored to represent eight of the ten most-produced short plays. Explore these and thousands of other titles now on playscripts.com and read the full press release on Playbill at bit.ly/BLMostProduced2022.

Pictured: CLUE photo by Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made, courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse.
We were overwhelmed by the response to our announcement of the Broadway Licensing Standing Ovation Grant, which offered an exceptional educational theatre program the chance to receive $5000 and a feature in our 2022-2023 Educational Catalog. So overwhelmed, in fact, that we also awarded a $1000 prize to four runners-up!

Congratulations to the awarded programs, and a heartfelt thank you to all of our applicants, who are doing incredible work to transform the world of educational theatre and beyond.

Click through to see each of the five awarded programs and learn more about the Standing Ovation Grant at bit.ly/2022StandingOvationGrant.
Kickstart your summer reading this long weekend with a SCRIPT SALE! All Dramatists Play Service and Playscripts titles are 50% off with the purchase of 5 or more unique titles when you use the code MDW2022 at checkout. Sale applies to books only, from 12am EST on Friday, May 27 to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, May 31, and does not include musicals.

Visit dramatists.com or playscripts.com to start exploring our catalog now. Happy shopping! 📚📖
Calvin and Olive’s parents insist that they tour as many colleges as possible before making a decision about their future (even though they’re both already sure what they want to do after graduation!). So, they each visit a long succession of the quirkiest, most niche, most extreme examples of American higher education. A high energy, hilarious comedy that asks "Should some of these universities lose their accreditation?"

Read and license this new One-Act now at bit.ly/PSGACT.
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