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Recent Theatre Site News & Updates

December 11, 2023
Dancing at Lughnasa removed from the UIL Approved Play Lists

DANCING AT LUGHNASA by Brian Friel has been removed from the list of UIL Approved Long Plays.

The agent has denied any cutting for this title. Schools can contact Dramatists Play Service with any questions.

August 28, 2023
Important Update from Broadway Licensing August 2023

Please read the following carefully before submitting your UIL internal cuts and change requests:

Broadway Licensing titles (which includes all Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, and Broadway Licensing Musicals)

If you are making ANY internal cuts, removing expletives, obscenities, or profanities, any such cuts must FIRST be approved by Broadway Licensing. 

You must submit your detailed requests for internal cuts/changes to Broadway Licensing, so that they can forward them on to the authors and/or their representatives for approval. 

Please note that ALL requests must be submitted prior to UIL’s submission deadline of December 10th. Broadway Licensing cannot guarantee approval of your request after this date. Please allow at least two weeks turnaround time for approval.  

Approval from UIL does not mean your cuts/changes requests are approved by Broadway Licensing. Broadway Licensing cannot guarantee author approvals for your cut/change requests will be granted, even if UIL approves of your selection. Broadway's authors and their representatives have sole discretion over any alterations made to their work, under US copyright laws. 

Teachers, if you have questions please email: for DPS (Dramatists Play Service) titles for Playscripts titles for Broadway Licensing Musicals

February 03, 2023
From Broadway Licensing (DPS): Lauren Gunderson Plays

Schools holding a performing license for the plays of Lauren Gunderson have permission to make cuts at their discretion, as needed, for UIL OAP competition.

Broadway Licensing has updated their internal policy to approve any Lauren Gunderson title cut requests as of this week. If you have any questions regarding your license, please contact Broadway Licensing directly.

Please do not contact the playwright. All communication regarding any Lauren Gunderson play must be directed to Broadway Licensing.

January 09, 2023
To Kill a Mockingbird removed from Approved Long Plays List

To Kill a Mockingbird, the version by Christopher Sergel, has been removed from the UIL Approved Long Play List. Due to legal issues, Dramatic Publishing is no longer allowed to permit the script to be cut for any reason.

Schools can contact Dramatic Publishing with any questions.

October 24, 2022
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street removed from Approved Play List

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by C.G. Bond has been removed from the UIL Lists of Approved plays. Please contact the UIL Theatre office or Concord Theatricals if you have any questions.

October 18, 2021
2021 October Legislative Council Meeting

October 17-18, 2021
The 81st annual meeting of the Legislative Council of the University Interscholastic League was held on October 17 & 18, 2021 at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown. The Sunday Public Forum and Monday General Session were live streamed courtesy of the NFHS Network.

Legislative Council General Session Packet

Meeting Schedule:

October 17th:
8AM - Legislative Council Public Forum – Live StreamAgenda
-Academic Standing Committee – Agenda
-Music Standing Committee – Agenda
-Athletics Standing Committee – Agenda
10:30AM - Policy Standing Committee – Agenda

October 18th:
9AM - Legislative Council General Session - Live Stream | Agenda

July 15, 2019
2019-20 Orientation Packet

The 2019-20 Orientation Packet, with information for UIL sponsors, advisors, directors and coaches is now available.