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Big Dog/Norman Maine Publishing, LLC
P.O. Box 1401
Rapid City, SD 57709
FAX: 605-791-0186


Welcome to

Big Dog Publishing

At Big Dog Publishing, we're committed to theatre and helping student actors of all ages appreciate the arts by offering cool, award-winning plays.  We are pleased to offer 25 new plays for 2018-19 by a host of outstanding authors.  All of the plays listed in our catalog and on our Web site are exclusive to Big Dog Publishing. 


Great Service!

We offer courteous, timely service—even if we're out of coffee!


On Our Site...

  • Order online with a major credit card, e-check, or Pay Pal account.  You do not need a Pay Pal account to order online.
  • Canadian and International customers may order online and receive scripts, music, etc. via International Airmail.
  • Read play descriptions
  • View sets, props, special effects, and character descriptions for all plays
  • See our latest play releases
  • Read a portion of each play for free
  • Listen to song clips
  • Read playwright bios
  • Print off order forms
  • View or print off a copy of the Big Dog catalog


Read Plays Online

You may read a portion of each play for free on our site.  Just click on the play title and then click on the Freeview link listed under the play's synopsis.  If you would like to read the entire play, you may purchase a perusal copy of any play in our catalog.


Music Clips

Music clips are available for most of our musicals.  Just click on the play title and then click on the music clip you would like to hear.   





 Dream Role:  Puppy in A Tree in the House

 Play Pick:  The Beasts of War




 Dream Role:  Snerg in The Marvellous Land of Snergs

 Play Pick:  Above the Bitter Cafe



 Dream Role:  Dracoola in Days of our Roadsboro

 Play Pick:  Turkey Day



 Dream Role:  Anabella in The Princess Quest

 Play Pick:  A Bulletproof Heart



 Dream Role:  Bean Plant in The Garden

 Play Pick:  Rumpelstiltskin (The Truth!)



 Dream Role:  Roly-Rogue in Queen Zixi of Ix

 Play Pick:  Resurrection of Rocky Ricochet


Submissions Welcome

We welcome submissions from new and established playwrights. If you would like to submit a play, please mail us a copy of the entire script.  Be sure to include a cover letter, a play synopsis, a production history and/or a list of awards (if applicable), a cast list and character breakdown, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for response and/or script return.  Because we give each script careful consideration, please allow 8 weeks for response. We look forward to reading your work.    Sorry, we do not accept submissions via e-mail.


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We use paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.  The FSC is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support forest sustainability and to protect existing forests and wildlife habitat around the world.