Copyright in the World of Theatre- 1/26 at 6:30p

Theatre Puget Sound and the Dramatists Guild offer a free program to all TPS members:


Copyright in the World of Theatre

● Who owns what and why and for how long?

● What does “in the public domain” really mean?

● Ways to go about obtaining adaptation rights

● What changes should and should not be made to scripts and scores?

Monday, January 26, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Center Theatre

Seattle Center Armory


Featuring Ralph Sevush, one of the country’s foremost authorities on copyright law as it affects the theatre business in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. The program will include Q&A.

Ralph Sevush, Esq., is the Executive Director of Business & Legal Affairs for the Dramatists Guild of America, based in New York.  He has been with the Guild since 1997, advising their 7,000+ playwrights, lyricists and composers, co-authoring numerous amicus briefs, offering expert testimony, writing articles, policy statements and press releases, lecturing at schools, and moderating seminars and workshops for writers around the country.  He co-founded The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund in 2012 to support the Guild’s efforts in defense of free speech and copyright protection. Earlier in his career, he was the Director of Business Affairs for the Broadway productions of BIG *The Musical, Fool Moon, God Said, “HA!” and off-Broadway and LA productions of Blown Sideways Through Life, and produced an off-off-Broadway revival of “Philemon”. Previously, he worked in motion picture marketing, distribution and finance.  He has a B.A. from Stony Brook University, a J.D. from Cardozo Law School, and was a member of the BMI/Lehman Engle Librettists Workshop from 1999-2006.

We hope you can join us!

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