Performance and Licensing Rights

Performance and Licensing Rights



Established in 1936 by members of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Society for Authors’ Representatives, Dramatists Play Service is a theatrical-publishing and licensing house. DPS publishes English-language acting editions of plays and handles the licensing for professional and nonprofessional English-language productions of these plays in the United States, Canada, and throughout the world.

DPS is based in New York City, with foreign affiliates in different countries that serve DPS’ interests in their respective regions. The DPS catalogue consists of over 3,300 titles from 1,300 authors.

DPS is especially known for its extensive list of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning plays. DPS authors include Eugene O’Neill, George S. Kaufman, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Horton Foote, Edward Albee, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson, Richard Greenberg, John Patrick Shanley, Doug Wright, Tracy Letts, and Frederick Knott.


Jagriti is the Exclusive Representative of DPS in India(Territory) for the licensing of plays and Musicals which DPS owns of administers for worldwide Professional and Nonprofessional licensing rights.

List of plays registered with DPS:

DPS Worldwide Professional and Nonprofessional Licensing Rights

Contact us for acting editions and performance rights of Plays registered with DPS at: and