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WRITERS, WE NEED YOU!

In order for this site to be a success, we need your fantastic, original plays and musicals. We've got fantastic royalty rates here, and getting in on the ground level means that your name would become synonymous with this site, which is sure to spread like wildfire!

If you aren't a writer yourself, pass this site along to your friends who are.

Before filling out the submission form below, be sure to take a look at our Rules and Rates page so you won't be caught off-guard by anything.

Any and all correspondance regarding your submitted work will be sent to the email address of the registered user currently logged in:

Play Title

Creator(s)

Copyright Year

Copyright Attribution

Upload Script and Sheet Music
(.TXT, .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ODT, .FOUNTAIN, or .FDX)
NOTE: If you are submitting a musical, please combine the script and sheet music into one file. Once the script is approved, we will request for the audio files to be sent for approval.

Terms and Conditions of Works Submitted to
LetsDoAPlay.com

Copyrights and Trademarks

By submitting plays, scenes, sketches, skits, scripts, monologues, dialogs, musicals, songs, tunes, tracks, stems, sheet music, orchestrations, lyrics, logos, trademarks, and/or any other creative works (“Submitted Works”) to LetsDoAPlay.com (the “Site”), you (the “Content Provider”) proclaim and agree to the following:

  1. The Content Provider holds all copyrights to the Submitted Works.
  2. The Content Provider holds all trademarks associated with the Submitted Works.
  3. The Submitted Works are original or are derived from materials in the public domain and do not infringe on copyrights or trademarks held by individuals other than the Content Provider.
  4. If the Submitted Works contain characters and/or materials whose copyrights and/or trademarks belong to individuals/entities other than the Content Provider, the Content Provider has been given explicit written and/or documented permission to use said characters and/or materials in the Submitted Works, and any royalties/payments owed to those individuals/entities will be the sole responsibility of the Content Provider and are not the responsibility of the Site or any representatives of the Site (“Site Representatives”).
  5. At the time the Submitted Works are submitted to the Site, the Submitted Works are not being distributed in any physical, audible, visual, or electronic medium except for previously agreed upon performance contracts.
  6. The submission of the Submitted Works to the Site does not infringe on any previously held agreement or contract.
  7. It is not the financial and/or legal responsibility of the Site or any Site Representatives to ensure that no copyrights and/or trademarks have been infringed by the submission and/or distribution of the Submitted Works. Should the Site Representatives be informed of copyright infringement resulting from the distribution and/or performance of the Submitted Works, the Submitted Works will immediately be removed from the Site, and any productions of the Submitted Works in rehearsal, performance, or any other state of production will receive a cease and desist. Payment of any and all legal and/or financial damages resulting from the these infringements will be the sole responsibility of the Content Provider.

Throughout any and all interactions with the Site, the Content Provider will retain any and all copyrights and trademarks associated with the Submitted Works to which Content Provider has ownership.

Submission Approval

By submitting the Submitted Works to the Site, the Content Provider agrees to the following:

  1. Once the Submitted Works are submitted to the Site, the Site has no obligation to post said Submitted Works to the Site.
  2. The Submitted Works will be reviewed by Site Representatives in order to ensure the quality of the content of the Submitted Works.
  3. The Site Representatives have no obligation of completing the review of the Submitted Works in any specified time frame.
  4. Should the Content Provider wish to distribute the Submitted Works in any medium or format other than those provided by the Site (including any app run by the Site) before the completion of the Site Representatives' review of the Submitted Works, the Content Provider must inform the Site Representatives of these intentions via email to submissions@letsdoaplay.com. Upon receipt of these intentions, the Site Representatives will halt any and all partially completed review of the Submitted Works, and the Submitted Works will no longer be in consideration for distribution on the Site.
  5. After the review of the Submitted Works, the Content Provider will be informed whether or not the Submitted Works meet the quality determined by the Site Representatives for distribution on the Site. If the Submitted Works do not meet the said quality requirements, the Content Provider will be given a list of reasons for rejection and may also be given a list of ways to improve the Submitted Works that they might reach the level of quality determined by the Site Representatives. A list of some of the reasons why a work may be rejected can be found at http://letsdoaplay.com/rulesandrates.php.

Distribution, Royalties, and Merchandising

Should the Site Representatives determine that the Submitted Works have the level of quality required for distribution on the Site, the Content Provider will receive an offer for distribution of the Submitted Works on the Site and its related app(s), which will consist of a list of rules and provisions (“Rules and Provisions”), including the following:

  1. Upon agreement of the Rules and Provisions by the Content Provider, the Site will gain exclusive distribution rights of the Submitted Works.
  2. This agreement may be terminated by the Site Representatives and/or the Content Provider at any time for any reason either party deems worthy and does not require the consent of both parties, though both parties must be informed of this decision of termination in explicitly documented form (e.g. email, video or audio recorded interaction, letter, postcard, etc.). The Submitted Content will be removed from the Site within 2 business days of termination of this agreement. Any groups or individuals who have agreed to the Production Agreement on the Site prior to this termination and who are in any state of production of the Submitted Works (e.g. rehearsal, pre-production, performance, etc.) will be allowed to complete said production for the agreed upon number of performances but will not be allowed to extend the performance run (i.e. add performances) past the agreed upon number without explicitly documented permission from the Content Provider.
  3. If the Content Provider or any collaborator on the Submitted Works is a member of the Dramatists Guild or any other writing union, it is the responsibility of those union members to perform due diligence when accepting the Rules and Provisions of this agreement. Should any union determine that distribution of the Submitted Works on the Site causes a member of said union to be in breach of any prior legally binding agreement, the Site Representatives must be informed, and the Submitted Works will be removed from the Site. It will be the responsibility of the Content Provider to halt any productions that are in breach of the aforementioned union agreements. Any financial damages incurred by the halting of the aforementioned productions will also be the sole responsibility of the Content Provider.
  4. The Content Provider agrees to have the Submitted Works formatted by Site Representatives to the standards of the Site and its app(s) in order to maintain a consistent user experience throughout the Site’s respective libraries.
  5. In the case of Submitted Works that are musicals, the Content Provider is required to provide both digital sheet music and backing tracks (whether they are solo piano, fully produced, or any variation in between) in addition to the script with lyrics.
  6. The Content Provider is free to sell the soundtrack to any musical Submitted Works and is not required to pay royalties to the Site, provided that the backing tracks are freely available to be streamed on the Site and available for download from the Site for groups or individuals who have filled out the Free Production Agreement or Paid Production Agreement.
  7. The Content Provider agrees to have the Submitted Works displayed on the Site and its app(s) in their entirety, freely available to view by anyone with access to the Site.
  8. Any ad revenue generated by the display of the Submitted Works on the Site will be paid solely to the Site. The Site Representatives are under no obligation to give any part of said ad revenue to the Content Provider.
  9. No files of the Submitted Works will be available for download by any group or individuals until said group or individuals fill out and agree to either the Free Production Agreement or Paid Production Agreement.
  10. Any group or individual who agrees to the Site’s Free Production Agreement has the right to freely use the Submitted Works, in whole or in part, in any live performance venue where the audience is not required to pay for admission (whether it be a set ticket price or a “pay-what-you-want” sort of entrance fee), donations are not being requested for entrance, and no member of the cast or artistic team is being paid specifically for their involvement in the production.
    • NOTE: In educational situations, if the director or technical staff are being paid a general salary for work in all theatre functions and not specifically for their involvement in a production of the Submitted Works, they are still allowed to do the production for free. The same goes for students who get a scholarship for their general involvement in all functions of the school's theatre program and are not specifically paid for their involvement in the production of the Submitted Works.
  11. If any group or individual wishes to charge any sort of admission fee (whether it be ticket sales, “pay-what-you-want”, or requested donations) and agrees to the Site’s Paid Production Agreement, they are required to pay royalties to the Site at the following rates, irrespective of venue size or attendance:
    • For One-Act or Short Plays (less than one hour):
      • $20 for each of the first six performances of the production.
      • $10 for each subsequent performance of the same production.
    • For Full-length Plays (one hour long or longer):
      • $50 for each of the first six performances of the production.
      • $25 for each subsequent performance of the same production.
    • For One-Act or Short Musicals (less than one hour long):
      • $30 for each of the first six performances of the production.
      • $15 for each subsequent performance of the same production.
    • For Full-length Musicals (one hour long or longer):
      • $75 for each of the first six performances of the production.
      • $35 for each subsequent performance of the same production.
  12. The Site will retain 20% of all royalties received and distribute the remaining 80% to the Content Provider. If there are two or more collaborators on the Submitted Works, it is the responsibility of the Content Provider to distribute any funds those collaborators are due.
    • EXAMPLE:
      • A theatre company does 10 paid performances of a play of the Submitted Works.
      • Total royalties paid by the theatre company: $400.
      • The Site receives 20% of $400 = $80.
      • The Content Provider receives the remaining 80% of $400 = $320.
  13. In order to protect against cancellations and/or refunds, royalties due the Content Provider will be held by the Site and distributed in the following timeframes:
    1. If the full run of performances (from the date of the first performance to the date of the last performance) occurs within the timeframe of 30 days or less, royalties will be distributed to the Content Provider within the 5 business days proceeding the final performance.
    2. If the full run of performances (from the date of the first performance to the date of the last performance) exceeds 30 days, royalties will be distributed to the Content Provider within the 5 business days proceeding each 30-day period for the number of performances that occurred within that 30-day period.
  14. Content Providers are required to provide custom logos for Submitted Works so that merchandising revenue is made possible. (Groups or individuals are allowed to create their own logos for their production of the Submitted Works. In such cases, they are not required to give any percentage of merchandising royalties to the Site or Content Provider.) If a group or individual decides to sell merchandise using the logo the Content Provider supplies, the individual or group will pay the Site 10% of the sale price of the items. Of that 10%, the Site retains 20% and distributes the remaining 80% to the Content Provider. It is the responsibility of the Content Provider to distribute any payment due to the artist of the logo. The individual or group is not required to pay merchandising royalty fees for unsold merchandise.
    • EXAMPLE:
      • A theatre company print 150 T-shirts for their production of the Submitted Works using the supplied logo.
      • They sell 100 shirts for $20 each = $2,000 sale price.
      • The Site receives 10% of the $2,000 = $200.
      • The Site retains 20% of that $200 = $40.
      • The Content Provider receives the remaining 80% of that $200 = $160.
  15. Any merchandising royalties paid to the Site will be held for 7 days. Any portion of those royalties due the Content Provider will be paid within 5 business days proceeding that 7-day holding period.
  16. Any group or individual wishing to produce a full production of the Submitted Works does not have the right to change or alter any aspect of the Submitted Works without the express permission of the Content Provider.
  17. If the Content Provider wishes to make a revision of the Submitted Works after said Submitted Works are published on the Site, changes are to be submitted to the Site for approval by Site Representatives. Any and all changes will go through the same approval process as the initial submission of the Submitted Works. If approved, the Site Representatives will make the submitted changes within 10 business days of submission.
  18. The Content Provider may allow a special performance of his/her/their Submitted Works in which no royalties are to be paid and those in attendance of said performance are monetarily charged, whether in ticket price or donations, only if the Site is notified before said performance via email (admin@letsdoaplay.com).

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