Hillary DePiano

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“What’s stopping people from performing my self-published play without my permission?”

“What’s stopping people from performing my self-published play without my permission?”

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Evergreen, Playwriting | 0 comments

This is post 15 of 15 in the series “Self-Publishing a Stage Play” I covered this already in my Self-Publishing a Stage Play series in another post but this is far and away the most frequently asked question on this series so let’s have another go at it, shall we? “What if someone tries to perform my play without permission?”...

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Do you need an ISBN to submit your play to schools and other opps?

Do you need an ISBN to submit your play to schools and other opps?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Evergreen, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Playwriting | 0 comments

This is post 14 of 15 in the series “Self-Publishing a Stage Play” Here’s another one from the old mailbag about self-publishing a stage play… I recently read your article about self-publishing and wanted to reach out and ask. I recently saw that several contests for schools require schools to perform one-act plays (under 30 minutes...

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Quickie answering some reader questions on my Self-Publishing a Stage Play series

Quickie answering some reader questions on my Self-Publishing a Stage Play series

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Playwriting | 0 comments

This is post 13 of 15 in the series “Self-Publishing a Stage Play” Here’s a super quickie continuing my Self-Publishing a Stage Play series. This is a question I got from a reader and I’m sharing what I replied. Remember, you can read all the other posts in this series by clicking on the series title box just above this line. It...

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Can you give your play a wider retail footprint if it’s already traditionally published?

Can you give your play a wider retail footprint if it’s already traditionally published?

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Evergreen, Playwriting | 0 comments

This is post 12 of 15 in the series “Self-Publishing a Stage Play” Self-publishing a play can be a good idea and I covered a bunch of questions on that over in this big post. But I’ve since gotten some follow up questions to that big post and wanted to make a little series of the answers. One of the things I cover in that big post was the...

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