Marquis Literary is the Literary Representation division of Marquis Entertainment (founded in 1996).  The focus of Marquis Literary is the representation and promotion of a select roster of playwrights within Canada and international markets, with a special focus on commercial development opportunities.
Marquis Literary is proud of its longstanding associations with commercial and major regional theatre producers throughout Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Japan and more than 30 other countries.
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It's hard to believe that anyone involved in theatre hasn't already heard of 2 Pianos 4 Hands, as it's already been a hit from coast to coast. Like our peers, we had great success with this show, from the professionalism and thoroughness of Marquis Entertainment to the tour-de-force performances, enthusiastic audiences and strong box office. It's a must for any community that hasn't already experienced it.

Richard SteinExecutive Director, The Laguna Playhouse

Past Licensees

Founded 20 years ago on the belief that Canadian plays and musicals are relevant the world over, Marquis Literary has licensed Canadian theatrical work to producers in nearly 50 countries including extended runs in the West End of London, Off Broadway NYC, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Berlin, Sydney, San Francisco, Boston, as well as commercial runs in Toronto and regional runs in every major city in Canada, the US and Europe. 
Marquis prides itself on its longstanding association with the select roster of playwrights and composers it represents as well as its association with hundreds of theatres companies the world over. 
For more information about Marquis’ producing and general management division, Marquis Entertainment, please visit


We accept submissions by email only. Best efforts will be made to reply to all queries however, we cannot guarantee a response. Submissions should be no more than two pages and should include a synopsis of one play and information about the author and his or her writing credits.  In addition, please submit the first 10 pages of the play as a writing sample (pdf).
Please do not send a complete script.  And please do not post hard copies of scripts or original materials (they will not be returned).
We are not accepting screenplay submissions at this time.

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