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Dramatic Publishing Company

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Dramatic Publishing Company is a publishing and licensing house founded by Charles H. Sergel in Chicago, Ill., in 1885. The company publishes plays and musicals as well as theatrical books, represents authors and composers, licenses professional and nonprofessional productions throughout the world, and sells scripts from their office in Woodstock, Ill. Through the years Dramatic Publishing has remained a family-run company with subsequent presidents Roger Lewis Sergel, Ruth Fuller Sergel, R. Christopher Sergel, Christopher t Sergel and Chris Sergel III.[1][2] Included in the Dramatic Publishing catalog are more than 2,600 plays and musicals by more than 1,900 authors and composers. DPC licenses plays and musicals to school theatres, colleges, community theatres and professional theatres.

Dramatic Publishing publishes exclusive adaptations of works by C.S. Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, A.A Milne, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harper Lee, Langston Hughes, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Roald Dahl, E.B. White, Ray Bradbury, Toni Morrison, Christopher Paul Curtis and Lois Lowry. Original works include plays by notable authors including John Osborne, Edward Bond, Richard Dresser, Timberlake Wertenbaker, James Still, José Cruz González, Rebecca Gilman, Lisa Kron, Josefina López, Joseph Robinette, Lydia R. Diamond, Emily Mann, Molly Smith Metzler[3], Regina Taylor and Suzan Zeder. Notable composers include Charles Strouse, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Thomas Tierney and Michael Mahler.


  1. Murphy, H. Lee. "High Drama In Woodstock Plays The Thing For Publishing Giant". Chicago Tribune.
  2. "Christopher Sergel, Publisher of Plays and Playwright, 75". The New York Times.
  3. BWW News. "Dramatic Publishing Company Nabs Rights to Molly Smith Metzler's CRY IT OUT". Broadway World.

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