Theatrefolk: Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions

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Our Plays

Age Appropriate

  • The plays we publish have been developed specifically for students.
  • The majority of characters in our scripts are youths. Classical adaptations are the exception.

Set/Technical Requirements

  • All of our scripts have modest technical requirements.
  • Sets can be as creative or as elaborate as you like, but most of our plays can be performed with a few cubes and chairs.
  • No helicopters or falling chandeliers are necessary.
Our plays are written specifically for middle school & high school students. You can search our play catalogue and filter by cast size, play length, genre, gender, experience level and more.

You can also contact us directly for specific recommendations or with more questions.
No problem! You can order a class set of printed scripts or a classroom script distribution license (which allows you to download/distribute the digital PDF script - one per student) and you're good to go.

You can also check out our recommended plays for classroom study - plus our free classroom study guides!

Playwrights

Our submission guidelines are posted at: http://www.theatrefolk.com/submissions

Performances and Royalties

Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. A royalty is required each time a performance is given/shown (live, online or streamed).
All individual script, license and royalty information is found with each play description on the individual play page. 
The play must be performed as written. Any alterations, additions or deletions to the text must be approved in writing. 

You can send a detailed list of changes or cuts to us at [email protected] and we will work with the playwright to get any feedback and/or approval.
  • You must either purchase a copy of the script for everyone in your cast or a script distribution license, which entitles you to photocopy the script for your cast. 
  • Reproduction of our scripts by any means (including photocopying or scanning) is illegal unless you possess a valid distribution license.
  • The following notices must appear on any material that bears the name of the play:
  • The author's name, in a font size no smaller than 50% of the largest letter in the title.
  • The following statement:
    "Produced by special arrangement with Theatrefolk (www.theatrefolk.com)"
Listed rates apply to amateur productions only. Please contact us for professional productions.
We charge the same royalty fee to everybody, regardless of whether or not admission is charged. We keep our royalty fees as low as possible, while striving to help our playwrights earn a living from their hard work.
You can learn more about performance rights, royalties and copyright information at: https://www.theatrefolk.com/copyright
No problem! Just reach out to us and let us know the new approximate dates of your production and we will make sure your royalty information is updated.

Taxes

  • Orders sent to Canada are charged appropriate GST/HST depending on the province.
  • We do not charge taxes on orders sent outside of Canada. However, your country may impose a sales tax or import duty. Check with your local taxation office for details. You are responsible for all such charges.

Tax ID Number

Please visit theatrefolk.com/tax for all tax-related information.
Please visit theatrefolk.com/tax for all tax-related information.

Ordering

Our Return / Refund policy can be found here: https://www.theatrefolk.com/refund
  • VISA and MasterCard are accepted for all orders.
  • We accept Purchase Orders from North American schools/institutions only.
  • North American schools/institutions may pay by Check (no personal checks, please).

Shipping

Most orders are sent out one business day after receipt. Time in transit is quoted on the shipping option page.
  • North America
    • Standard (approx 5-10 business days): $3.00 for the first script, $0.50 for each additional.
    • Express (approx 3-5 business days): $8.00 for the first script, $0.50 for each additional.
    • Rush (approx 1 business day): Calculated based on weight and destination. Exact rate is quoted at check-out. Rush shipping is not available on all orders.
  • International
    • Options are calculated based on weight and destination. Exact rate is quoted at check-out.

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