Remember that you do not need permission if you are using something that is not copyrightable or is in the public domain. You also don't need permission if you are using it in a way that does not implicate one of the rights of copyright holders or is permitted by a user’s right, such as fair use. For more information on these topics, please consult Copyright Basics.
The collective management organizations listed below license plays and musicals for amateur and professional performances in the United States.
The details of a theatrical license may include whether the production is amateur or professional, the price of tickets, the size of the venue, the financing of the production, and the location of the production. Some firms offer special licenses for performances at festivals or competitions. Before contacting a licensing agency for your theatrical performance, you should think about these details.