HELPING YOU FIND THE PERFECT PLAY OR MUSICAL
It is the mission of Samuel French to help you Make Theatre Happen by providing the tools and information needed to make the Licensing process clear, quick, and easy. We encourage you to use this website and our world-class Licensing Team to learn more about the Licensing process. Here are some basic questions we can answer to get us started:
Do I need a license?
Any performance of a work under copyright for an audience must be licensed, regardless of whether or not admission is charge, the performance is public or private, or for or not for profit.
Why do I need to license my production?
Licensing your shows ensures that playwrights and composers are being fairly compensated for the use of their work.
How do I get a license?
Find a step-by-step guide here! Please remember that your License Agreement is not executed until we have received full payment of the licensing fees. Purchase Orders are not considered payment.
The videos to your left will walk you through Creating an Account, Placing an Order, Paying for a License, and Contacting Your Representative. Have more questions that need answering? Our Frequently Asked Questions page is a thorough and detailed resource to help with all aspects of obtaining permissions, ordering scripts, and adjusting the details of your license. And, of course, our team of Licensing Representatives are available to assist every step of the way. Find your representative and their contact information HERE.
On behalf of our authors and everyone here at Samuel French, thank you for choosing to work with us as we proudly Make Theatre Happen!
See you at the theatre!
Meet the team
Amy Rose Marsh
Sarah Weber (K-12, Amateur Licensing Supervisor)
Rosemary Bucher (K-12)
Jennifer Carter (Collegiate)
Rebecca Schlossberg (Collegiate)
Kate Karczewski (Non-Professional)
Andrew Rincón (Non-Professional)
Nikki Przasnyski (Professional)
Theresa Posorske (Professional)
Director of International Licensing