Cutting & Special Permissions
Due to copyright laws, any changes to the script require written approval from Dramatic Publishing. Changes fall into one of two categories, cuttings and special permissions.
Dramatic Publishing defines a cutting as the removal of entire pages or scenes from the script. The remaining material must be performed in its original order, with no character or gender changes. The removal of individual lines from the remaining material is prohibited. All cutting requests must be reviewed and approved by Dramatic Publishing.
If your desired change meets the criteria above, proceed with filling out an online royalty application. The application will have questions about your desired cutting. If approved, a cutting license will be issued after a cast quantity of scripts is purchased. The license will be accessible in your online account. Please note that not all titles are available for cutting.
Any other changes to the script are defined as a special permission. All special requests must be reviewed and approved by Dramatic Publishing. Common change requests include:
Please note the following before submitting your request:
Please submit your request as early as possible. It can take up to eight weeks or longer for some approvals if the request requires the playwright's approval.
You may request approval for special permissions by completing an online royalty application and including the details of your request.