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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. #ENOUGH 🧡

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 (@playscripts) 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 #ENOUGH, which empowers tee...
04/18/2022

In America, a child is shot every hour. Gun violence silences voices. We’re proud to sponsor #ENOUGH, 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 #ENOUGH by visiting enoughplays.com/reading.

#WeSayENOUGH

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…

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with this home run Free Read of the Week. ⚾️Bryan Harnetiaux's NATIONAL PASTIME follows th...
04/12/2022

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with this home run Free Read of the Week. ⚾️

Bryan Harnetiaux's NATIONAL PASTIME follows the journeys of Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as they shatter the color barrier in 1947. While offering insight into each man's personal struggles, the play traces the evolution of race relations leading up to the Civil Rights Movement. Against all odds, Robinson and Rickey join forces to bring about a benchmark cultural event in America's history.

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

Spring into spring with new scripts! Kick off the season by kicking back with our free reads corner. Whether you're itch...
04/08/2022

Spring into spring with new scripts! Kick off the season by kicking back with our free reads corner. Whether you're itching for a new play or planning your next season, here are some top titles to get you started. Find all sixteen of these plays by some favorite Playscripts authors at the link in our bio! 🌼📚

In Ariadne Blayde's THE OTHER ROOM, Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism, and Lily is his...
04/05/2022

In Ariadne Blayde's THE OTHER ROOM, Austin is a brilliant teenage astronomer who happens to have autism, and Lily is his popular classmate who happens to have an interest in astronomy. When a chance encounter after school leads to a growing connection between them, Austin's imagination, intelligence, and constant struggles to connect with the world are revealed in the form of four characters representing his inner life. By turns funny and heartbreaking, THE OTHER ROOM is a compelling and sensitive glimpse into a unique and misunderstood mind.

Read this title in full for free, this week only, at bit.ly/PSTheOtherRoom.

Photo courtesy of West Springfield High School.

Calling all theater educators! Broadway Licensing is looking for educational theater programs that support our Massive T...
03/30/2022

Calling all theater educators! Broadway Licensing is looking for educational theater programs that support our Massive Transformative Purpose to "Make Everyone a Theater Person." This year, we're launching a brand-new grant program that will award $5,000 and a feature in our 2022-2023 Educational Catalog to an exceptional educational theater program.

What makes YOUR program outstanding? The students or educators? The productions? The community? We want to hear from you! Apply now at bit.ly/BLStandingOvationGrant. Application closes 11:59pm EST, Saturday, April 30, 2022.

FREE READ OF THE WEEK:Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation — or, at least, a voice of a gener...
03/29/2022

FREE READ OF THE WEEK:

Jo March really thinks she could be the voice of her generation — or, at least, a voice of a generation. But being a "little woman" in 1800s New England is just so hard, you know? Showing the world of the beloved March sisters through the lens of HBO's hit series "Girls," Chiara Atik's WOMEN is a hilarious, fast-paced contemporary spin on a timeless classic.

Read the FULL script now at bit.ly/PSWomenAtik.

Photo by Adam Carver, courtesy of Theatre Asylum.

03/28/2022

We've donated 400 copies of Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence's anthology of last year's winning plays, "#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence." Now we need your help to get them directly into communities where they can be read, performed, and experienced!

With a sponsorship starting at $20, you get to decide where to send a copy of #ENOUGH. Select any school, library, theater, or organization in your community — all you have to do is provide some basic information and the #ENOUGH Project team will take care of the rest.

Visit bit.ly/PSEnoughScriptSponsorship to learn more and donate to #ENOUGH's Script Scholarship Campaign now.

More about #ENOUGH: Hand-selected by award-winning playwrights including Lauren Gunderson, David Henry Hwang, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Robert Schenkkan and Karen Zacarías, this collection of powerful short plays examines gun violence through the lenses of race, police brutality, community violence, school shootings, and American mythology. Together they provide a sobering look at a uniquely American problem.

March is #TheatreInOurSchools Month! Join us and thousands of students and theater educators to raise awareness of the i...
03/25/2022

March is #TheatreInOurSchools Month!

Join us and thousands of students and theater educators to raise awareness of the impact of theater education. Together we can draw attention to the need for more access to theater education for all students. Help spread the message to your communities — friends, family, social media followers, school boards, elected officials, and more — that theater education teaches vital 21st-century skills critical to success on and off the stage!

What does theater education mean to you? Tag us in a #TheatreInOurSchools post talking about the importance of theater education for a chance to featured on our feed next week. 📚

Graphics courtesy of Educational Theatre Association.

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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.
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 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 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. 📚
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 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. #ENOUGH 🧡 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 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 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 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 (@playscripts) for exclusive onsite event coverage!
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.
We couldn't be more excited to welcome Stage Rights to the family! Read more at bit.ly/BLStageRights. 🥳