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Actor Resources Professional Organizations
Actor Unions Regional Sites
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Technical Theatre - Lighting & Sound Technical Theatre - Makeup
Technical Theatre - Costumes Technical Theatre - Misc.
Various & Sundry  
 

Publications

Breakdown Services, Ltd
A communications network and casting system that provides the most professional means to reach talent agents as well as the actors when casting a project. With clients throughout the region of the U.S. and Provinces of Canada our reach extends throughout North America.
 
Variety Magazine
Variety is the premier source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straight forward news and analysis - information vital to their professions.
 
The Hollywood Reporter
A significant amount of content and services. The site's organization reflects the horizontal nature of the Reporter's coverage, with separate home pages dedicated to major beats such as Film, Television, International and Music. News, data and features are integrated, making it easier for users to access the materials they want.
 
The New York Theatre Wire
Read reviews of current shows. Find out what's playing right now in theatres. Get ideas about what shows you may want to see. Read feature articles to enhance your theatre going experience. Scan archives of reviews: Learn about the services nytheatre.com provides to theatre companies and producers. Learn about nytheatre.com's parent company, The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.
 
Playbill Magazine
Latest in performances and movie news. Also Theatre news in all the forms of entertainment.
 
Show Magazine
Online entertainment magazine. With show information and critic reviews
 
Theatre Communications Group
Our Mission: To strengthen, nurture and promote the not-for-profit professional American theatre.
 
New York Times
The New York Times Newspaper out of New York City
 
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune Newspaper out of Chicago
 

General Theatre Resources

SMNetwork
The original online resource for stage managers
 
Grapevinez.com
From concept through production, Grapvine.com is where arts and entertainment resources come together.
 
Centerstage Chicago
The oldest independently-owned online city guide to Chicago
 
Lyrics Universe
The world's wildest Lyrics Search Engine
 
Act I Bookstore
Soon to be Soliloquy Bookstore, Chicago 's best bookstore for all things theatre
 
American Association of Community Theatre
The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is the national voice of community theatre, representing the interests of its members and over 7,000 theatres across the U.S. and with the armed forces overseas.
 
Internet Theatre Database
All aspects of theatre information free of charge
 

Actor Resource

The Actors Site (LA based)
For actors that live in the LA Market! Information on community and professional performances
 
The Actor Source
Welcome to the most extensive acting related homepage on the internet. The ActorSource Homepage can be used by anyone from the beginning actor to the seasoned veteran. This page contains information on how to get started from step one, all the way to the top.
 
Broadway.com
All the information and news you could ever need about Broadway
 
Castnet.com
Information for Agents, Actors, Mangers, and casting Directors
 
LA Actors Online
Acting and Casting information
 
Showfax, Inc.
Conferences, Casting Want ads.
 

Professional Organizations

Voice & Speech Trainer's Assoc.
VASTA a voice and speaking training group is a worldwide organizational network that offers news and resources on conferences, workshops, publications, and membership. You can also hire a voice trainer by visiting the site.
 
AATE Online
This is a valuable site for theatre educators at all levels, educational theatre specialist, professional artists working with schools and community theatre specialists
 
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Non-Profit corporation devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and fostering creative leadership in the industry. Provides information on the Emmy Awards program, membership, and activities of the academy.
 
Actors Equity
Actors' Equity is the labor union for American Actors and stage managers working in professional theatres. The site provides information on for union members, news, (casting notices) events, links to related sites and membership services. Students can obtain current information on jobs for actors and stage managers openings all over the country.
 
AIVF Association of Independent Video & Film
Provides support for individual producers and advocacy for the media arts field. Select resources to learning about publications, workshop and on line resources offered to members. Also an on line version of the magazine archives many articles.
 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
The site has information regarding publications, the national conference, focus groups and an additional resource section. It promotes excellence in theatre education and provides vision and leadership for professionals.
 
Broadcast Education Association
Non-Profit organization that provides a critical link between colleges and the broadcast industry. Provides links to a variety of links to universities/instructional programs, course assignments and requirements, key research websites, academic job openings and a multimedia bibliography. Scholarships are available to students of member institutions
 
California Arts Council
Makes available quality art reflecting all of California 's diverse cultures. Find current information about educational grants programs on this web site. Select 'Arts in Education' to access the information on research, advocacy and funding.
 
California Education Theatre Association
Provides contact information for the board of directors, a calendar of events and hot spots to visit for a variety of theatre resources.
 
Education Theatre Association
Offers a range of services and support to theatre educators and their students. It offers professional development programs, a magazine and quarterly journal, discussion groups, advocacy information and student theatre festivals. First time visitors to the site should click on the Visitor icon to learn more about the organization and the support they offer.
 
The Institute of Outdoor Drama
The site provides information regard the organization's annual conference, publication information, and contact information for theatres, personnel, and research and resource libraries.
 
The National Association for Drama Therapy
A non-profit association to uphold high standards of professional competence and ethics among drama therapists. The site includes information on conferences, publications, legislation effecting the profession, job announcements and information to assist those interested in a career in drama therapy.
 
Puppeteers of America
A national non-profit organization, provides information encourages performances, and builds a community of people who love puppet theatre. The site offers a variety of materials including: books, scripts , videos, and patterns for making puppets.
 
StoryNet
A membership organization dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling. The site provides links for locating a variety of information regarding the Art of Storytelling, also links to other Storytelling sites and materials for storytelling.
 
The California Arts Project
A state subject matter project in Visual and Performing Arts. The TCAP teaches knowledge strategies for the four disciplines to California 's students. This site hosts interesting features such as arts education research and a standards data base.
 
USITT Creative Teaching on the Web
Provides resources of theatre technology and design for teachers. Lessons can be found under the "Creative Teaching on the Web" link.
 
Writers Guild of America
This provides information for members as well as a wealth of information for aspiring members.
 

Actor Unions

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
AFTRA - Your voice in Music, Entertainment, and News & Information-Theatre and Entertainment Union
 
British AEA
Equity is the only Trade Union to represent artists from across the entire spectrum of arts and entertainment.
 
Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild is the nation's premier labor union representing actors.  Established in 1933, With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors in film, television, industrials, commercials and music videos. The Guild exists to enhance actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists' rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
 
Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Canadian Actors' Equity is the professional association of performers, directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers in English Canada who are engaged in live performance in theatre, opera and dance.
 

Regional Sites

Actorsphere Community
Audition and casting information
 

Scripts and Royalty Houses

Broadway Plays Publishers
BPPI specializes in full-length, contemporary, American plays, also publishes some dramatic adaptations of classic plays and literature. BPPI acts as the authors' agent in the licensing of professional and amateur production rights to these plays in the United States and Canada.
 
Dramatic Publishing, Inc.
Dramatic Publishing Company continues the tradition of publishing exciting new plays.
 
Dramatists Play Search
Play Publications and Licensing Rights
 
Drama Script
A place where authors, publishers or their representatives can list their works for directors to search.
 
Pioneer Drama Service
America 's Premier Publisher of Quality Plays, Musicals, Melodramas, Children's Plays, One Act Plays and Theatrical Resources
 
Samuel French
Founded in 1830 Samuel French pioneered the concept of providing published scripts to theatrical producing groups throughout the world. Samuel French seeks out the world's best plays and makes them available to the widest range of producing groups. Sources of Samuel French's plays range from Broadway and England 's West End to publication of unsolicited scripts submitted by unpublished authors.
 
Tams-Witemark Music Library, Inc.
Library of Musical Shows
 

Theatre Companies

Performing Arts Links
Links to entertainment sites
 
Chicago Theatre Homepage
Your resource for Chicago theatre information
 

Audition Callboards

Actors Audition
Audition notices and post your portfolio
 
Actors.Castnet
Castnet.com enables members of the entertainment industry to come together in an electronic community which allows virtually instant response to communication and searches for information. Since October 1, 1996, Castnet.com has been helping actors, casting directors and talent agents communicate more efficiently with each other.
 
Eperformer.com
Enter information about the audition you'd like to post on Eperformer.com.
 
OpeningCasting.com
Casting Notices
 
Google Search "Audition Notices"
List of audition notices found on Google
 

Bookstores

Models Mart
Models Mart is the world's leading supplier of portfolio books for agencies and individual models, how-to-books and videos for the modeling and talent industries. We are the only corporation in the world specifically geared to meeting the diverse needs of the modeling profession.
 
How To Be A Working Actor
Site for the book "How to be a Working Actor" by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers
 
Enotes.com Author Shakespeare
Our Shakespeare section contains thousands of pages of content on the life and work of the world's greatest author, including eNotes to more than 20 titles.
 
The Drama Book Shop
The Drama Book Shop, your source for materials on all aspects of the performing arts.
 
Broadway Play Publishing Inc.
BPPI specializes in full-length, contemporary, American plays, also publishes some dramatic adaptations of classic plays and literature. BPPI acts as the authors' agent in the licensing of professional and amateur production rights to these plays in the United States and Canada .
 
Samuel French, Inc.
Founded in 1830 Samuel French pioneered the concept of providing published scripts to theatrical producing groups throughout the world. Samuel French seeks out the world's best plays and makes them available to the widest range of producing groups. Sources of Samuel French's plays range from Broadway and England 's West End to publication of unsolicited scripts submitted by unpublished authors.
 
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Movie Database is the biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet. The site provides information on the latest movies and actors.
 

Technical Theatre-Lighting & Sound

Altman Stage Lighting Company, Inc.
Theatre Lighting
 
Lee Filters
Color Filters, Gobos
 
Rosco International
Paint, Color Filters, Gobos
 
Clay-Paky
Automated lighting fixtures
 
Field Templates
Drafting templates for lighting designers
 

Technical Theatre - Makeup

Joe Blasco Cosmetics
Theatre Makeup
 
Mehron Makeup
Theatre Makeup
 
Arjan's Show-Biz Centre
Supplier of theatrical make-up by Kryolan and Leichner, magic tricks, special effects
 
Stage Makeup Online
Nye and Mehron, online ordering
 

Technical Theatre - Costumes

Butterick Patterns
A few good costume type patterns can be found here
 
Farthingales
Online catalog of costumes and corset supplies, patterns
 
The Glove Website
Patterns for hand made gloves, history and terminology
 
LOTR Costume
A website featuring a research project on the Lord of the Rings costumes
 
McCall Pattern Company
Simple to make Renaissance costume patterns can be found here
 
Patterns of Time
Specializing in Historical, Ethnic, Fantasy Costuming
 
SewingPatterns.com
The largest selection of sewing patterns on the Internet featuring Buttrick, Simplicity, McCalls, Stretch and Sew.
 
Simplicity Sewing Patterns
Check out their costume section for Renaissance costumes and Civil War collection, which includes articles by Martha McCain, Fashion Historian
 
Smoke & Fire Company
Providing goods for Living History Re-enactors
 
Broadway Costumers Inc
Rental, purchase costumes
 
Chicago Costume Company
Rental, purchase costumes
 
Fantasy Headquarters
Rental, purchase costumes
 

Technical Theatre - Misc.

 
Ticket Craft
Theatre tickets printed
 
TicketMeister
The raffle ticket solution
 
Center Stage Software
Produces software for box offices
 
Tools for Stagecraft
Techies go shopping here
 
Dragon Cases
Flight cases from Dragon Cases. Custom flight case design and manufacture
 
Amptown Flight Cases
Custom built flight cases and trunks. ATA cases for sound, lighting, etc.
 
Bucknell University's Techland
Glossaries for lighting and sound terms
 
TheatreCrafts.com
The Biggest Theatre Glossary on the Web
 
TheaterCrafts.com
Resource for practical information and advice about technical theatre techniques for theatre folk at any level
 

Various and Sundry

Classic On Stage!
Children's theatre scripts and plays- the only children's theatre scripts produced at the Kindig Performing Arts Center
 
The Oscar Wilde Collection
List of all of Oscar Wilde's Collection and information about the author
 
Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation
Audition information and performance times of local theatres
 
BSP Gallery Bookstop
Old and rare theatre books