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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 27 new plays for 2016-17 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.
  • View plays not listed in our catalog
  • 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:  Boris the wolf in V.I.L.L.A.I.N.S

 Play Pick:  Romeo and Juliet Out West



 Dream Role:  Easter Bunny in Spacenapped Santa

 Play Pick:   It's Not Ugly...It's Art!



 Dream Role:  Larry the Canary in Wowie, Howie!

 Play Pick:  The House of the Seven Gables



 Dream Role:  Cat in Cock-a-doodle-doo!

 Play Pick:  A Little Princess



 Dream Role:  Dog in The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

 Play Pick:  Case of the Missing Time



 Dream Role:  Gorbo the snerg in The Marvellous Land of Snergs

 Play Pick:  A Roman Holiday


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.


We're Green

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.