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Choosing a season or individual play, producing, directing, acting, publicity, stagecraft & technical theatre are essential tasks for any theatre company.  Making the right choices improves your opportunity for success, and AACT is here to help.


Photo: Hale Centre Theatre
production of Little Women.

Hale Centre production of "Little Women"

Looking for a Play?

Looking for a particular play or publisher? Check out AACT's list of publishers & other play sources--including AACT-member playwrights.   |details


Rights & Royalties

Producing a copyrighted work requires permission and/or payment of royalties (including background music used in a production or performed on stage as part of a play)--whether you charge admission or not, and whether you are a for-profit or not-for-profit theatre, or a school. |details

Help on Script Changes

A recent sample from the AACT Knowledge Base: "Script Changes? Copyright law requires permission. Here’s how to make it work"

MTI Discounts

AACT NewPlayFest

Answering a critical need in developing exciting new plays that audiences will enjoy.  



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Play Contests, etc.
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ASCAP Agreement (for AACT members) 
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