Online Resources for Theatre Students

Theatre Journals, Magazines, & Other Resources

Theatre Topics - The first theatre publication devoted to issues of concern to practitioners, Theatre Topics focuses on performance studies, dramaturgy, and theatre pedagogy. Concise and timely articles on a broad array of practical, performance-oriented subjects, with special attention to topics of current interest to the profession, keep readers informed of the latest developments on the stage and in the classroom. The journal's audience includes scholars and students of theatre, educators, members of theatre associations, actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and theatre enthusiasts. Library Journal's Bill Katz hailed Theatre Topics as "an excellent addition to the literature of drama." \

American Theatre Magazine
– Theatre Communications Group

Journal of American Drama & Theatre - The widely-acclaimed journal devoted solely to drama and theatre in the USA - past and present. Provocative, thoughtful articles by the leading scholars of our time providing valuable insight and information on the heritage of American theatre, as well as its continuing contribution to world literature and the performing arts.

Professional Lighting and Production - The magazine for professionals working in the lighting and production industry. Professional Lighting & Production provides in-depth information on products, suppliers, personnel and technological developments, information you can use to enhance your business and technical skills. It also keeps readers informed on industry events, important innovations, trends and trendsetters.

Theatre Magazine/Technical Brief – Yale School of Drama. "Theatre Magazine is an indispensable publication for anyone seriously concerned with the art of theater in the world today. It is consistently illuminating, provocative, informative, and challenging; many of the artists whose work I have come to treasure I first learned about by reading Theater, and I have stolen many of my best ideas from its pages."  — Tony Kushner

Technical Brief is an indispensable publication for technical managers in theater. Written by professionals for professionals, its purpose is simple: communication. Technical Brief provides a dialogue between technical practitioners from the several performing arts who all share similar problems: "Make it fly! Make it roll! Make it disappear! Make it tomorrow!"  Let's stop reinventing the wheel. Our articles are succinct and complete with mechanical drawings. Individually, they represent the best solutions to technical problems. Combined, they serve as an ever-growing reference library, easy to read and well indexed.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare online

American Theater Web - find theatres, Broadway shows, and musicals

National Website for Alpha Psi Omega

Backstage - the Actor's Resource

Playbill - for theatre reviews and casting/Broadway information

Searching for a play or one-act?
Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
Samuel French, Inc.
Playscripts, Inc. - New Plays Now
Music Theatre International (MTI)

Design and Technical Theatre Resources

Sounddogs - download sound effects here
Tools for Stagecraft
GamProduct, Inc - lighting equipment and gobos

Festivals & trips in which we participate
American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

Great Place to Look for Jobs
Art SEARCH - EXCELLENT resource for job searching.  We have the hardcopy in the Lab.  E-mail the Production Manager for our user name and password so you can access the job search online!