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Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

About Dramatic Publishing

Dramatic Publishing: Your source for plays and musicals since 1885. In 1885, Charles Sergel, a journalist and a young man with a lifelong interest in theatre, founded The Dramatic Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois. For five generations, the company has been committed to developing and serving the authors, artists and educators who comprise the world of theatre.

Our catalog includes musicals, full-length and one-act plays and high-quality theatrical books suitable for high-school theatre, children's theatre, professional theatre and community theatre. We offer a spectrum of plays for every cast size, skill level and audience representing classic works as well as contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals of distinction.

We embrace plays that ultimately challenge audiences, actors, producers, students and educators to examine their beliefs on controversial topics like bullying, prejudice, racial issues, poverty, religion and cultural differences.

We pride ourselves on offering a level of personalized service and support to our customers and authors that surpasses the industry standard.