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Question & Answer > Question about an adaptation (2 replies - 5696 views)

Hm, assuming that these are legal free copies of course, it seems to me that you couldn't distribute free copies of the movie if the ...   Mon Apr 12th, 2010 05:05 pm

Question & Answer > big dog publishing (1 reply - 4436 views)

I have one play with them and have had a handful of productions so far.  I seem to remember that the owner (Dawn) used to ...   Mon Apr 12th, 2010 05:01 pm

Question & Answer > Plawriting for young audiences - a conference & workshop (7 replies - 11352 views)

This sounds like a great idea!  Unfortunately Connecticut is too far for me to go (being in MN), but if something like this was closer ...   Mon Apr 12th, 2010 05:00 pm

Question & Answer > Converting Word to PDF - good cheap app? (17 replies - 22987 views)

If you're on a Mac you don't need any additional software as OS X has great built-in support for converting to PDF.  (I'm on a ...   Mon Apr 12th, 2010 04:56 pm

Take the Stage > Rest in peace, Bill Gates (19 replies - 21765 views)

After years of PCs I bought my first Mac (MacBookPro) last fall and have had zero regrets!  No hassles, plenty of great freeware, and for ...   Fri Mar 26th, 2010 02:51 am

Take the Stage > treated poorly by norman maine publishing (5 replies - 8104 views)

Any details you're able to share?  I have one play with Big Dog (same editor), and have had only good experiences with them so far. -T. ...   Fri Mar 26th, 2010 02:38 am

Announcements > New publication, and new website (3 replies - 6726 views)

They're relatively new, but I thought I'd give them a try.  Royalty split is 50/50, but I think more important than the split is how ...   Wed May 28th, 2008 01:19 pm

Announcements > New publication, and new website (3 replies - 6726 views)

Received word recently that my mystery play "Ace of Diamonds" has been picked up by Big Dog Plays.  I've heard good things from a couple ...   Tue May 27th, 2008 05:34 pm

Question & Answer > Fringe Festivals - What are your experiences with? (3 replies - 5664 views)

I've been involved in the Minnesota Fringe Festival several times.  A couple of times it's been as part of someone else's show, but I produced ...   Mon Mar 10th, 2008 01:58 am

2021 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2021 > Educational Theatre Scripts (6 replies - 9599 views)

CWray, Could you post a little information about the types of scripts you're looking for?  Are you only looking for scripts specifically on the topic of ...   Thu Mar 6th, 2008 09:54 pm

Question & Answer > Question about previously published plays (3 replies - 6230 views)

It wasn't a PoD, but a traditional publisher and did, yes, have an ISBN number.  Though my understanding with those is that different editions of ...   Thu Jul 19th, 2007 04:20 pm

Question & Answer > Question about previously published plays (3 replies - 6230 views)

Wondering if anyone has had any experience with this: I have a play that I recently pulled from a publisher, after it went 2 1/2 years ...   Thu Jul 19th, 2007 01:40 pm

Take the Stage > A new scam (6 replies - 9138 views)

Hmmmm, I would hesitate to say that simply because it comes from a Yahoo or other free address that it's a scam.  Just because someone ...   Wed Jul 11th, 2007 01:20 pm

Announcements > Publication announcement (2 replies - 5235 views)

Well, after nearly a two-year wait on my submission to Playscripts, I have FINALLY heard back from them!  And I am pleased to announce that ...   Tue Jun 5th, 2007 03:41 pm

Announcements > THE "M" WORD - World Premiere (6 replies - 9786 views)

Yes, I remember them having both a saw and a hammer, though the saw did feel a little superfluous.  Now I see why. :-)  Funny, ...   Mon Jun 4th, 2007 07:27 pm

Announcements > THE "M" WORD - World Premiere (6 replies - 9786 views)

I was able to see Lakeshore's 10-minute festival this past weekend.  This was a fun piece, Mary, and definitely enjoyed by the crowd! -Jim- ...   Mon Jun 4th, 2007 06:50 pm

Question & Answer > Experience with Baker's Plays? (0 replies - 3281 views)

I know people have reported problems with them in the past, but it sounds like things are looking up.  What I'm wondering, for those of ...   Thu Apr 26th, 2007 12:09 am

Announcements > Great Phone Call (4 replies - 6901 views)

Wow, sounds great!  Nice to hear that Baker's may be getting back on track as well.  I've been wary of submitting anything there due to ...   Wed Apr 4th, 2007 05:33 pm

Question & Answer > Drama Source (0 replies - 3258 views)

Anyone have any experience with the publisher Drama Source? ...   Fri Mar 30th, 2007 08:42 pm

Question & Answer > Playscripts.com (15 replies - 18571 views)

> Anybody who registers a copyright these days (at least through the US > Copyright office) has to pay a fee.  It's probably up around $50 now, ...   Thu Feb 22nd, 2007 01:20 pm

2021 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2021 > One Act Publisher Seeking Submissions (10 replies - 15174 views)

No one here published by these guys with some experiences to share? ...   Fri Feb 9th, 2007 06:27 pm

2021 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2021 > One Act Publisher Seeking Submissions (10 replies - 15174 views)

Anyone know much about this company?  Any experiences to share? ...   Tue Feb 6th, 2007 06:23 pm

Question & Answer > Playscripts.com (15 replies - 18571 views)

As many here will attest to, Playscripts is a great organization but can take a LONG time to respond to a submission.  Two years doesn't ...   Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 01:58 pm

Question & Answer > Big Dog Plays (4 replies - 8980 views)

Thanks for the replies.  It's helpful with new, small companies like this to hear how others have done; it's hard to know otherwise if they ...   Sun Jan 14th, 2007 02:03 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Firstly, an apology (14 replies - 16541 views)

So they charge both a membership fee AND a reading fee for each submission???  That seems a bit much.  How much is the reading fee?  ...   Sat Jan 13th, 2007 05:27 pm

Question & Answer > Big Dog Plays (4 replies - 8980 views)

Anyone familiar with these guys?  Or have a play through them?  Just curious if anyone has any experience with what they're like and how they ...   Mon Jan 8th, 2007 10:18 pm

Please, introduce yourself ... > Firstly, an apology (14 replies - 16541 views)

I looked up their website and the one thing I found odd was that they require playwrights to pay an annual membership fee (not much, ...   Thu Jan 4th, 2007 01:37 am

Question & Answer > Baker's Question (3 replies - 6005 views)

I know that others have reported Baker's asleep at the wheel lately which has made me reluctant to submit anything there.  For those who are ...   Mon Jan 1st, 2007 03:39 pm

Question & Answer > What are my rights in an adaptation? (7 replies - 9093 views)

Not stupid, just generous. :-)  At the very least I'd work out an arrangement for anything with the script beyond this production that makes money, just ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 06:48 pm

Question & Answer > What are my rights in an adaptation? (7 replies - 9093 views)

Boy, it really depends on how much their piece is derived from yours.  Certainly if I see or read a play and am inspired to ...   Fri Dec 1st, 2006 05:53 pm

Question & Answer > Submission Tracking Software (9 replies - 11187 views)

Something as simple as a spreadsheet could work too: have a tab for each play, columns within each to note the date, theatre company, query ...   Wed Nov 29th, 2006 01:32 pm

Take the Stage > Baker's Plays Turnover (19 replies - 23721 views)

To echo Edd's sentiments, I just want to say that Pioneer Drama Service has been top-notch with all my dealings with them (have one play ...   Fri Nov 24th, 2006 02:06 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Could someone please address - (8 replies - 42948 views)

I don't know.  I don't think, for example, that a theater looking for unpublished plays would disqualify a play that has been posted on a ...   Fri Nov 3rd, 2006 09:01 pm

Work-in-Progress > True stories about funny things happening before curtain up. (35 replies - 39685 views)

The one pre-show story that comes to mind for me is when I was in high school and was the assistant stage manager for "Little ...   Fri Sep 22nd, 2006 05:43 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > New Short Play (7 replies - 9920 views)

Thanks for the kinds comments everyone.  I'm looking forward to getting this out in the spree. Paddy, I see you point on the final line; still ...   Fri Sep 8th, 2006 07:56 pm

The Playwrights' Gym - Feedback > New Short Play (7 replies - 9920 views)

With the submission spree coming up, I thought I'd post this; it's a newer piece of mine that I'm planning on sending out as part ...   Thu Aug 31st, 2006 07:02 pm

Ideas & Suggestions > Could someone please address - (8 replies - 42948 views)

I have the full scripts to my plays on my website (minus those carried by a publisher).  I have run into a couple of situations ...   Wed Aug 2nd, 2006 05:32 pm

Announcements > Minnesota Fringe Festival (3 replies - 7181 views)

Thanks Edd.  Opening is less than a week away, and I'm excited to see how the show does at the Fringe. -Colorado- ...   Fri Jul 28th, 2006 01:40 pm

Announcements > Minnesota Fringe Festival (3 replies - 7181 views)

For those in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area, my play "Illinois Jane and the Pyramid of Peril" is being put on at this year's Minnesota ...   Wed Jul 26th, 2006 01:25 pm

Question & Answer > Phantom productions (8 replies - 12154 views)

I have several plays where either I've never seen a production, only seen one, or only seen a video tape.  I always tells groups that ...   Thu Jun 22nd, 2006 01:31 pm

Announcements > McLaren Finalist!! (3 replies - 6468 views)

Congrats and good luck! ...   Thu Jun 22nd, 2006 01:19 pm

Announcements > Since we're talking about Playscripts (3 replies - 6960 views)

I sent them a play about a year ago... still waiting.  But that seems to normal, based on people's experiences here.  It can be frustrating ...   Thu Jun 22nd, 2006 01:17 pm

Announcements > Published... in Brazil! (3 replies - 8307 views)

Thanks, and congrats to you on the play in Sweden.  It's amazing sometimes how well a certain play can cross cultures, even when you never ...   Thu Jun 22nd, 2006 01:15 pm

Question & Answer > exposition ploys (12 replies - 15300 views)

I've always thought phone conversations in a play are tricky; not that they can't be used well, but it all too easily devolves into an ...   Mon Jun 19th, 2006 01:58 pm

Announcements > Published... in Brazil! (3 replies - 8307 views)

Another example of what can happen on the web: I was recently contacted by a publisher in Brazil interested in publishing and licensing Porteguese translations of ...   Mon Jun 19th, 2006 01:49 pm


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