DPS Statement on COVID-19
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change rapidly, we want to make you aware of how we are handling the situation here at Dramatists Play Service.
DPS is open and at your service. Our office remains fully-accessible via e-mail during regular business hours: Monday–Thursday: 10am to 6pm EDT. Please note that we will not be accessible via telephone. Should you wish to be in touch with us, a complete list of staff and department e-mails is available on the Contact Us page. We will operate under this scenario until further notice.
Our warehouse remains open, so please feel free to place an online order, plays make perfect companions. However, normal delivery of scripts, scores and other materials may be delayed. We also have over 800 ePlays available for instant download to your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Please read our ePlay FAQ first to ensure a swift download process: ePlay FAQs
During this time, we will waive any fees or penalties normally collected for late notification of a cancelled production. Any royalties that have already been paid for a cancelled production will be refunded. Please inform of us of any proposed changes in production dates or a cancellation as soon as you can. Depending of the volume of cancellations we receive, it could take up to 30 business days before you receive your refund. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. More detailed information below.
Streaming Performances Requests
If you are interested in live-streaming your production, please contact our NonPro or Pro departments via email. We will do our best to get you an answer from our authors and their representatives as soon as possible. Please be aware that electronic rights such as live-streaming may not be available in any event. Normally, DPS does not handle live-streaming questions, as those rights remain with our authors or copyright holders, but we are making an exception during this situation.
Postponement with No Dates
DPS is happy to help you manage the postponement of your show dates. Even if you don't know the dates yet, we will hold your current license and make a note to help you work out other performance dates. If you need to postpone your production and don't have new performance dates please fill out the Request Change of Performance Dates form and write "POSTPONE" in the "Reason for request" field.
Postponement with Dates
If you need to postpone your production, and do have new performance dates, then please fill out the Request Change of Performance Dates form, as usual.
Cancellation of Licensed Performances
If you need to completely cancel the license for a scheduled production, then please fill out the Request Cancellation of Licensed Performances form.
We encourage you to pay fees by credit card. If this is not possible you can also pay us via ACH or wire transfer. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the details needed to set this up.
At this time, DPS is unable to accept score returns or returned items on purchases. Please refrain from sending items to the DPS office until further notice. If a customer chooses to send items to our office at 440 Park Avenue S. 11th Fl. NY, NY 10016, and those items are returned to sender, DPS will not be responsible for any additional postage needed to return the scores or items when we reopen.
Thank you for your patience during what is a difficult time for everyone. We value our relationships with all of you. We will be sure to advise you in this space as the situation changes.
Updates from Dramatists Play Service: We've changed many of our licensing policies and are continuing to pursue streaming rights for productions so the hard work and artistry of the theater community can still be shared digitally. You can find more detailed information by clicking here.
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.