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The Art of Negotiating Theatre Contracts

We know it can feel daunting to negotiate with a producer, theatre, school, college, or university that wants to produce your play or musical. But it is important to advocate for yourself, to ensure that you receive the treatment that all playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists deserve. If you go into your negotiation with a clear, well-researched understanding of your rights and a fully developed sense of your expectations and wants, you’ll be able to approach the process as a collaborative conversation, rather than an intimidating ordeal.

Collaboration

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