A Spotlight on Jewish American Theatre: Celebrating Heritage on Stage

During the month of May, we reflect on the journey of Jewish people in America and their stories that have been shared on the stage. Here, we’ve curated a list of titles that tackle their experiences and transcend cultural borders. My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok My Name is Asher Lev …

13 Contemporary Comedies We Love

Looking for a good laugh? With witty dialogue, laugh-out-loud characters, and unbelievable plot twists, we’re big fans of these contemporary comedic plays. Dive into our selection and discover the brilliance of playwrights who masterfully blend humor with storytelling, ensuring any audience has an unforgettable theatrical experience. Great for Community Theatres   Jaja’s African Hair Braiding by Jocelyn Bioh Jaja’s African …

10 Dramas Any Theatre Can Produce

Looking for captivating drama to grace your stage? Whether you’re a seasoned theatre troupe or just starting out, the power of a well-executed play can transform an audience’s experience. From timeless classics to contemporary favorites, we’ve curated a list of dramatic plays that any theatre, big or small, can produce. Casting will be a cinch because these shows require 10 …

Spotlight on Naomi Iizuka: Discover the Drama

Naomi Iizuka is a dynamic force in contemporary American theatre, renowned for her captivating storytelling and bold exploration of cultural identity, memory, and human connection. Playscripts takes pride in representing a diverse array of Iizuka’s works. Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people …

Trending Titles: Week of May 13, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Disenchanted (High School Edition) Book, Music, Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, Developed with Fiely Matias Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. The original storybook heroines are none-too-happy with …

Unlock Heartfelt Moments: Must-Read Titles for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, honor the incredible women who’ve shaped our lives by delving into stories of mothers from different walks of life and mothers who parent from various points of view. Explore our selections and Happy Mother’s Day! A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and …

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate the rich tapestry of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage this May! We curated a list of titles that offer a diverse array of perspectives and experiences. Whether you’re delving into the intricate family dynamics of a multigenerational saga or immersing yourself in the poetic beauty of immigrant narratives, each title invites you on a journey of discovery …

Trending Titles: Week of May 6, 2024

What’s hot at Broadway Licensing Global? Check out the top trending titles of the week from Broadway Licensing, Dramatists Play Service, and Playscripts. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (High School Edition) by Jack Thorne, based on an original story by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne Nineteen years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back on …

8 Reasons Why Community Theatre Is Vital

Community theatre is more than just a pastime for local enthusiasts—it’s a cornerstone of culture that enriches communities in numerous ways. According to the American Association of Community Theatre, these hometown theatres involve more participants, present more performances of more productions, and play to more people than any other performing art in the country. With over 6,000 community theatres in …