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Frequently Asked Questions About

Can I return my scripts?

Dramatic Publishing has a No Return Policy. All sales are final and no returns are accepted.

Can I purchase and download a script from your website?

At this time, we do not offer our scripts in electronic/downloadable format.

When will my order be shipped?

In most circumstances all orders are shipped out the same day, provided we can process the order by 2:00pm central time and the items are in stock. Orders with music can sometimes take an additional day to process. Orders received and processed after 2:00pm central time will be shipped the next day.

Orders received during the weekend or on holidays will be shipped the next business day.

What are your shipping policies for international orders?

Because packages traveling outside of the United States must pass through customs, it is not uncommon for delivery to be delayed. We suggest that you place your order with extra time to spare in case of delay.

We will process all of the necessary paperwork required by customs to pass thru as quickly as possible but once the package has been picked up from our office by the vendor, we are not able to assist in delivery.

Customers are responsible for any VAT, tariff, duty, taxes, handling fees, customs clearance charges, etc. required by your country for importing consumer goods. We do not collect this beforehand, and unfortunately are unable to give you an estimate of the cost, because it varies widely around the world.

Some items in my order are on backorder. When will they be shipped?

For orders which contain backordered items, all items that are in stock will be shipped immediately. Backordered items will be shipped as soon as they become available with no additional postage or handling charges. You will not be charged for the backordered item(s) until they are shipped.

While we strive to restock and fill backorders quickly, some items can take an extended period of time. For any order with a backorder of more than three months, our customer service department will contact you to verify that you still want the item.

What is a cutting?

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. All cuttings require approval and issuance of a cutting license. Please visit our Cuttings & Special Permissions 101 page for complete details.

Can I make minor changes to the script such as removing bad language, changing genders or changing the setting of the play?

Dramatic Publishing considers these types of changes as special permissions. Any changes to a script require written permission from Dramatic Publishing. Please visit our Cuttings & Special Permissions 101 page for complete details.

How long does the cuttings & special permissions approval process take?

Please submit your request as early as possible. It can take up to eight weeks for some approvals or longer if the request requires the playwright's approval.

My cutting request was approved. How do I bill the production in my promotional materials?

A play approved for cutting must be billed as "scenes from [play] by [playwright]", and credit must be given to the author, dramatizer, lyricist, composer, etc., of the play. Wherever the title of the play appears for purposes of advertising, publicizing, or otherwise promoting the play and/or your production, the name(s) of the author(s) must be at least half the size of the title of the play. The statement "Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois" must appear on all programs and any other promotional material generated for this production. Please also review any special billing requirements that may appear on the Important Billing and Credit Requirements page in the front of the printed playbook.

Can I videotape or make an archival recording of my production?

Some of our titles are available for archival recording without a special request. Others require the author approval. Please call or email your request and we will let you know what is required for the title you are performing.