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." Check out Professor Rich Brown's article published in Theatre Topics, May 2005: Moisés Kaufman: The Copulation of Form and Content.
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. We also keep our readers informed on industry events, important innovations, trends and trendsetters.
Theatre Magazine – Yale School of Drama
Theater 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 – Yale School of Drama
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)
The Dramatic Exchange
Design and Technical Theatre Resources
Sounddogs - download sound effects here
Tools for Stagecraft
GamProduct, Inc - lighting equipment and gobos
Festivals & Trips We Participate In!
American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
GREAT Places to Look for Jobs
Actor Place - not just for actors anymore (designers, SM's, etc.)! Awesome Resource! Instant Audition and Job Submissions, Post head shot, resume and statistics, search for jobs - and FREE membership!
Backstage Jobs - Job postings from all over the U.S. - for everything except acting!
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!
**Please report any dead links to the Production Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.**