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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 & Samuel French Discounts

AACT NewPlayFest

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

 

PLAY SELECTION

Play Sources (plays, playwrights & publishers)
Play Contests, etc.
Member Resources
   

RIGHTS & ROYALTIES

Rights & Royalties Basics
ASCAP Agreement (for AACT members) 
Member Resources
 

PEOPLE

Theatre Folk (basic job descriptions)
Job Postings 
Member Resources
 

MORE RESOURCES

AACT Conferences
Theatre Links
Theatre Quotes
Theatre Terms
Tips of the Month


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