Formed in 1936 by a number of prominent playwrights and theatre agents, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) was created to foster national opportunities for playwrights by publishing affordable editions of their plays and handling the performance rights to these works.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has since grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing and theatrical publishing agencies in the world. Offering an extensive list of titles that includes many of the most significant plays of the past century, DPS preserves the rich history of drama.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. works with thousands of theatres to ensure the future vitality of the theatre. We are committed to providing a home for established writers and to nurturing new playwrights of exceptional promise.