Exciting News for DPS Participating Agents!
Dear Friends of Dramatists Play Service,
The business disruption caused by the pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for DPS. During the past nine months, the company has endeavored to meet its obligations to writers, customers, agents, vendors, and employees. To do so has required sacrifice, resourcefulness, forbearance, and tremendous care. Yet it became evident to the management and Board that further steps would be needed to safeguard the future and continue building an active, vibrant and innovative approach to servicing our authors and their titles.
To this end, we are extremely pleased to announce that Dramatists Play Service has entered into an agreement under which it will be acquired by Broadway Licensing. DPS will be added alongside Playscripts to the Broadway Licensing slate of imprints. In this new configuration, DPS will continue to serve its plays and playwrights, and remain the premier catalog for the world’s most significant plays, while Broadway Licensing will become the new home for musicals currently under the DPS banner, and Playscripts will take on the one-act and youth market plays.
The terms of our agreement guarantee that all royalties and advances owed under current DPS contracts will be paid in full, and that all future commitments will be met. In addition, significant funds have been earmarked by Broadway Licensing for new play acquisitions under the DPS banner ensuring it will remain a vital imprint in the industry in the years ahead. The DPS name and mission will also continue, supported by many of the same familiar faces as they join the tremendous team at Broadway Licensing helmed by CEO/President Sean Cercone.
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.