Charles Grippo

Selected Works

Comprehensive, ready to use collection of 33 model business and legal forms for the performing arts, with accompanying CD-ROM. Expanded contents include many hard to find contracts.
The first legal survival kit for anyone in the business of presenting live entertainment.
Farce - Two Acts Single set 5 males, 3 females Performance time: 110 minutes (not counting intermission)
Semi fictitious drama based on the 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic School on the west side of Chicago, in which 92 children and three nuns died.

My Works

Non Fiction:

Business and Legal Forms for Theater Second Edition
Will save anyone involved in the performing arts thousands of dollars in legal fees! Includes samples for every aspect of theater law, including author agreements, commissions, production licenses,†performers, directors, choreographers, and more. Contains many hard to find forms. Accompanying CD-ROM includes all forms, checklists, and contracts in both Mac and PC formats.

The Stage Producerís Business and Legal Guide
Addresses business and legal issues concerning all manner of performance, including Broadway, regional, stock, community theater, university and school productions; concert halls; opera houses; cabarets; dance; performance art; dinner theater and more. Provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of theater business and law, including licensing and producing plays; negotiating contracts; theatrical limited partnerships; organizing a theater company; running a box office; managing a non-for-profit company; minimizing legal costs and risks; keeping track of taxes; maintaining a safe environment.


Sex Marks the Spot
This hilarious farce about a politician's attempts to cover up a sex scandal and save his career and his marriage has broken box office records in Chicago, New York, and across the country.
With 8 juicy roles for five men and three women and a single set, it is economical and fun to stage.

When Angels Wept
Semi- Fictitious Drama based on the 1958 fire at the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School on the West side of Chicago, in which ninety-two children and three nuns died.