The answer is yes and no, depending…I work with MANY teachers and, unfortunately, they don’t get paid well enough, nor are most given budgets for the arts. A teacher once told me: “Pay a royalty?!?! Are you kidding me?! I’m lucky enough to buy one copy of this book, with my own money!” So, I’ve broken my pricing down to the following:
— Any photocopies/digital copies are $2/copy (educator’s rate OR not charging the kids to be part of your class) or $5/copy (non-education rate – you are charging the kids to be part of your program) – one per kid/director/backstage (in example 10 kids = $20)
— For physical scripts, they are $8/book, or $7.25/book if ordering over 30 (mix and match is ok). Ordering over 100 books – then it’s $6.50/book. Please note, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the books to arrive once payment is received.
— As for performance rights, if you are charging the audience, in a competition, or accepting donations, then it is $45/show. IF NOT, then you are eligible for the ‘Pay what you can’ rate. (this is for online or in-person) Typically I charge $45/show, if you can pay that, great! If you can only afford $0, fantastic! Or, somewhere in between is wonderful as well! (I understand how budgets can be!)
If this pricing still doesn’t work for you, send me a message and I’ll see what we can work out.
But, with that said, I am an author and I’m trying to do more and more of these plays, so if you can pull it off, I would appreciate the royalty!