Free Perusal Copies:
organizations, and their representatives may request perusal
copies of my plays free of charge. What's a
"representative"? I don't only mean the artistic
director or folks in the literary department. If you're an actor,
director, or committee member who frequently works with a company
and recommends scripts for production, this means you, too.
To request a perusal script, please send
e-mail including the following
information, and perusal script(s) will be forwarded to the
address you authorize - email or post. Email or text attachments
will get to you fastest - however, please complete all requested
information so I have a real world way to identify and contact
If you do need to reach me, I check my e-mail frequently (OK, obsessively...LOL).
I'm sure to get a message within a day of its being sent.
City, State, Zip:
Phone (optional but useful):
E-mail copy? or print copy?
Note: Receipt of script(s) does NOT automatically convey rights
to perform, produce, or otherwise present any of the works under
copyright. To inquire about possible production or performance,
contact the author.
Royalty Rates: Production royalties are generally on a
per-performance basis, and vary based on ticket price, size of
theatre, and professional/amateur status. Royalties for most
shows are negotiable with the author. Request a
*Special considerations for
I like students. You're the theatre artists and audiences of the
So: a student may request a copy of one monologue or short play
and I'll send it via email free, under the special conditions
1. Send me an email with some basic identifying info: name, grade, school,
2. You indicate whether your request is for:
- forensic competitions: these require application to the author
and payment of a special competition royalty rate. - auditions or
in-class exercises: these uses do not require separate
application for a performance license.
- student productions or workshops: Theese must be negotiated
like any other production. They require application to the author
with details and payment of a modest production royalty.
3. ONE free copy per student only. If you need more than one,
copies are available for purchase by contacting me. You can still
get them via e-text if you want a fast turnaround.
4. Use your judgment. A number of my plays have "adult"
language or content -- rarely anything you're not used to hearing
in popular films, but many schools and judges are conservative.
Check out the play summaries and samples first.
5. Send me feedback. If you win a competition with one of my
pieces, or secured a plum role, tell me about it. If you gave an
audition, and the auditors sat there with jaws agape like
something out of "The Producers", I'd like to know that
6. Free student copies can only be sent based on my availability.
I'm exceedingly busy, and they're a labor of love. So don't wait
'til the night before something is due and pray for a miracle. A
thoughtful inquiry that indicates why you think a specific piece
might be suitable to you is more likely to get answered. A
frantic last-minute request for "anything!!!!" is not.
7. Remember: Receipt of script(s) does NOT automatically convey
rights to perform, produce, or otherwise present any of the works
under copyright. We playwrights depend on productions of our work
for our livelihood: i.e, our groceries. To inquire about possible
production or performance, see below. Contact the author for
information on script purchase.
Student production royalties are generally on a per-performance
basis, and vary based on ticket price and size of venue.
Royalties for most student shows are negotiable with the author.
Special student competition rates:
Competitions & forensics: Short works may be used, with
permission, in student competitions for a one-time payment
of $10 (US) per student, which will cover its use within the
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