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5 Fun Facts on Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Playwrights’ Corner
A colorful pile of acting editions of plays, all published by Dramatists Play Service. Visible title include "Nibbler", "The Effect" "Men on Boats" "Small Mouth Sounds" and "Hillary and Clinton"
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Tonight! The Lark's 25th Annual Playwrights' Week festival kicks off with our Meet the Writers event, sponsored by Dramatists Play Service, Inc. We couldn't be more thrilled about working with an organization that does so much to support playwrights by increasing the reach of their work through its publishing and licensing. To highlight just a few of the reasons we love DPS, here are five fun facts about the company that we think you'd like to know!

1. They have a book club!

The DPS Book Club is a subscription-box service through which you can receive seven news plays, mailed quarterly. The boxes include a mix of DPS's most recently published titles as well as some great plays from their back catalogue, offered at a price more than 40% off the cost of seven Acting Editions separately. The subscription works out to about $10 per month ($29.99 paid quarterly) and is a great way to discover new plays and playwrights. Sign up today!

2. Many of their titles are carried at The Drama Book Shop!

After the recent announcement that The Drama Book Shop on West 40th Street will be closing it's doors and looking for a new location, we know you'll want to hurry on over and grab as many plays as you can!

3. Their series of Playwright Profiles dive deep into creative minds.

DPS Profiles, a series that has appeared in The Dramatist, the official journal of The Dramatists Guild of America, is also available to view online! This series features interviews with influential playwrights such as Ayad Akhtar and Lynn Nottage, conducted by peer writers. The interviews offer deep insights into the processes and careers of living writers, whose work is shaping our contemporary theater canon.

4. They've published a stage version of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson.

Just in case you're not quite done with the spooky season, you can check out F. Andrew Leslie's stage adaptation of this chilling tale. This version doesn't follow the Crain family, as it does in the new Netflix series, but the supernatural investigator Dr. Montague, and a band of other curious thrill seekers. So if you want to see what other secrets Hill House holds, and what it has in store for a whole new host of characters, purchase the play from DPS here!

5. Puppies love DPS.

It's true.