Royalty Exemption Policy

Royalty Exemption Policy


Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. A presentation is considered a performance whenever the play is performed in front of an audience. If there's an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) royalty fees apply.

Monologues and scenes/excerpts lasting ten minutes or less taken from plays published by Theatrefolk may be performed without royalty in the following situations:

  • Any International Thespian Society Thespys event (formally known as "Individual Events").
  • Lenaea High School Theatre Festival Monologues and Duo Scenes categories.
  • Any audition situation (whether auditioning for a show or an educational institution) where no audience is present apart from auditors and auditioners.
  • In-class work where no audience is present apart from the teacher and individuals in the same class.

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