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Internet Resources on Theatre and Drama

Internet Resources on Theater & Drama



Below is a collection of theatre and drama resources on the Internet arranged by subject.  For a more extensive list on a topic not well represented here, see the Resource Guides & Pathfinders section or the Reference section.  British, Canadian and U.S. theatre are all represented as separate categories.

Actors & Performers

Actor's Equity Association
The union of American actors and stage managers. Includes "Casting Call," a weekly listing of job notices for actors, dancers, singers, and stage managers.
http://www.actorsequity.org/home.asp

 

The Actor Site
A website designed to provide information for actors, including information on living in the Los Angeles area, and information for parents of children in acting. The site requires a subscription for full access.
http://www.actorsite.com/

 

Alliance Information Group, Inc.
Sponsored by Alliance Information Group, this site is an auditions callboard with job listings, an e-mail alert service, consultation service and a "links library". It covers theaters, agents, casting directors, film and television. Site requires a subscription for full access.
http://www.aigcorp.com/

 

The Community Theater Green Room
A site devoted to the "professional amateur", the Community Theater Green Room offers articles, links, and discussion boards for actors or anyone else involved in community theater.
http://www.communitytheater.org/index.asp

 

OnStage
A national resource for professional stage and screen performers. The site provides links to theaters, photographers, promotional services, training, schools, studios, and auditions.
http://www.onstage.org/

Awards

The Drama Desk Awards

This the official website for awards bestowed by critics and jounalists writing on the theatre. These awards are unique in that Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway compete in the same categories.  This site contains current news in New York theatre as well as an archive documenting winners as far back as 1954. 

http://www.dramadesk.com/index.html

 

The Obie Awards from the Village Voice
This site contains a searchable database of award winners for the past 40 years. The Obie Awards were created in 1956 to "publicly acknowledge and encourage the growth of the off-Broadway theater movement".
http://www.villagevoice.com/obies

 

Tony Awards Online
This is the official website of the Tony Awards and contains information about current and past Tony Awards.  Current Broadway events and a complete listing of Tony Award winners are also included.
http://www.tonys.org 

 

British TheatRE

The Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
A site devoted to the operas and other works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The Archive, established in 1993, includes a variety of Gilbert and Sullivan related items.
http://diamond.boisestate.edu/gas/

 

London Theatre Guide
Provides information on theatre happenings in London: provides news, listings, reviews, etc. to various theatres and festivals.
http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/index.shtml

 

National Theatre
Located in London, the National Theatre offers a variety of plays and productions. This official site offers information on current productions, history of Theatre, its artistic mission, and more.
http://www.nt-online.org/

 

Royal Shakespeare Company
The official site for the Royal Shakespeare Company provides information on productions, history of the company, and has a photo section.
http://www.rsc.org.uk/

 

UK Theatre Web
Site includes links to information on all aspects of UK theatre, including dance, opera, amateur & professional organizations, jobs and training.
http://www.uktw.co.uk/

Canadian Theatre

Shaw Festival Theatre
The only theatre festival that specializes in the plays of Bernard Shaw and other playwrights from the late 1800's and early 1900's. The festival theatres are located in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario (near Niagara Falls). This is the Festival's official website with information on season productions and players. Also provides information about the
Niagara attractions and accommodations.
http://www.shawfest.com/

 

Stratford Festival
A non-profit repertory theatre festival, permanently located in Stratford, Ontario. Its purpose is to produce the best in classical and contemporary repertoire, with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. This is the Festival's official website and offers information on each season's productions and about Stratford attractions and lodging.
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/

Costumes

The Costume Page
This site is a collection of links covering various areas of costuming, including costume design, wig and mask making, and more.
http://members.aol.com/nebula5/costume.html

 

The Costumer's Manifesto
This site is a comprehensive resource guide to all things costume.
http://www.costumes.org/ 

Dramaturgy

Production Research
A guide providing a starting point for dramaturgical research from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.  This guide covers resources found at the University, but offers a good starting point for research and information on how to find materials in dramaturgy. Check IUCAT for resources in the IUB Libraries.
http://library.ups.edu/instruct/ricig/productionresearch/

 

Dramaturgy Pages
This site offers definitions of dramaturgy and what a dramaturge does, as well as providing resources related to dramaturgy.
http://www.dramaturgy.net/dramaturgy/

 

Employment

BackstageJobs.com
Formerly the Theatre Design and Technical Jobs Page, BackstageJobs.com has expanded and moved to a new Web location. The site serves a job posting site for "Behind-the-scenes" jobs in theatre and also provides contacts designers and directors.
http://www.backstagejobs.com

Playbill.com
Playbill offers job listings from across the country, in a variety of different theaters and for a variety of different jobs.  For those looking just to gain some experience, internships are also listed.
http://www.playbill.com/jobs/find/

 

History

1800's Ephemera
A collection of scanned images of American ephemera, including playbills and theatrical photos. Note: Site uses frames.
http://home.att.net/~mforder/homepage.htm

 

Theatre Ephemera
Collection of images from American theatre prior to 1900. Includes images of people, productions, and theaters.
http://www.neiu.edu/~rghiggin/ephem/Ephemera.html

Library of Congress: Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
This site provides digital resources, including playbills and promotional posters, for the New Deal Stage. 
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fedtp/fthome.html

 

Publications & Publishers

Currency Press
Performing arts publisher in Australia providing free articles for students, teachers, authors, and others working in the industry. Site includes catalogs of Film & TV, Music, and Theatre publications.
http://www.currency.com.au/

 

Theatrefolk
A publisher that offers scripts for plays specifically geared towards high school production. Also offers playwrighting workshops.
http://www.theatrefolk.com/

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
This group publishes and licenses plays by a variety of playwrights; its collection is easily browsed.
http://www.dramatists.com/

Reference

Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia
Started in 1996, this site aims at providing an up-to-date database of Canadian actors, playwrights, designers, theatre organizations and other Canadian theatre information. Site offers a browsing index and search functions.
http://www.canadiantheatre.com/

 

Parfaict Dictionnaire
An online version of the 7-volume 1767 edition of the Parfaicts' Dictionnaire des theatres de Paris. The site is searchable by keywords from author names and titles. French.
http://www.cesar.org.uk/cesar2/books/parfaict_1767

 

Theatrales
A collection of links to French drama texts from the University of Quebec in Montreal. French.
http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/c2545/index.html

Resource Guides & Pathfinders

American Theatre Web Sites
Compiled by Dr. Susan Kattwinkel of the College of Charleston, this site provides links to hard to find and image-rich web sites on American theatre.
http://www.cofc.edu/%7Ekattwins/AmerThealinks.htm

 

Artlynx International Theatre Resources
Artlynx has available several internet resource guides on various areas of visual and performing arts. This guide is devoted to theatre.
http://www.artslynx.org/theatre/

 

Brief Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
Anything but brief, this site is maintained by Dr. Ken McCoy, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts at Stetson University in Florida.  It allows users to quickly find information and resources on the Internet.  Links are fully annotated.
http://www.stetson.edu/departments/csata/thr_guid.html

 

Internet Public Library - Pathfinder for Stagecraft/Technical Theatre
This online resource guide offers information on the more technical aspects of theatre, such as lighting, scenery, costuming, and sound. It provides links to online resources and information for print resources.
http://www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/48529

 

Internet Shakespeare Editions

The The Internet Shakespeare Editions was founded in 1996 at the University of Victoria.  This digital library publishes works for the student, scholar, actor, and general reader.  Scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare's life and works, and records of his plays in performance. 

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/about.html

 

Theatre History on the Web
An online guide to resources on theatre history, this site is maintained by Jack Walcott. It provides links in topics such as 17th, 18th, and 19th century theatre, Elizabethan to Contemporary theatre, and technical areas such as costumes and lighting. It also provides links to research libraries and archives.
http://www.videoccasions-nw.com/history/jack.html

 

 World Wide Arts Resources - Theater Resources
A category of the larger site World Wide Arts Resources, the Theater section offers Internet resources aimed towards performers and audiences. Categories range from theatre genres to playwrights to companies.
http://wwar.com/categories/Theater/

 

Shakespeare Theatre & Festivals

Actors' Theater of Columbus
This troupe stages mainly outdoor performances of theater classics. Admission is free for most of these shows. A special emphasis is given to the works of Shakespeare.
http://www.theactorstheatre.org/

 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
This award-winning company was founded in 1986 as the Shakespeare Repertory Theater and is now located on Navy Pier.  Users can refer to this site for production and ticket information and to learn more about the company.
http://www.chicagoshakes.com/

 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival
A company that performs Shakespeare for a modern, younger audience. The downtown company numbers 10 to 15 players in a seven show season.
http://www.cincyshakes.com/

 

Internet Shakespeare Editions

The The Internet Shakespeare Editions was founded in 1996 at the University of Victoria.  This digital library publishes works for the student, scholar, actor, and general reader.  Scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare's life and works, and records of his plays in performance. 

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Foyer/about.html

 

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival 
This company performs Shakespeare to tens of thousands across the state of Kentucky  annually. The troupe is perhaps best known for its summer performances in Louisville's Central Park.
http://www.kyshakes.org/

 

Shakespeare's Globe Center, USA
"A site devoted to the architecture of the new Globe Theatre and the promotion of Shakespeare in education"
http://www.sgc.umd.edu/

 

Stratford Festival
A non-profit repertory theatre festival, permanently located in Stratford, Ontario. Its purpose is to produce the best in classical and contemporary repertoire, with a special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare. This is the Festival's official website and offers information on each season's productions and about Stratford attractions and lodging.
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/

 

Utah Shakespeare Festival

This 2000 Tony Award Winner for Outstanding Regional Theatre was founded in 1961 provides both classic and new theatre works for audiences, but is best known for their recreation of Shakespeare's works.  This company also offers theatre education courses during their summer season.

http://www.bard.org/index.html

 

U.S. Theatre

American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
From the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA, over 400 pages of information about theatre in Cambridge and educational opportunities. Site includes an internal search engine and links to theatres online around the world as well as other related links.
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~art/

 

Broadway Online (New York)
A site "dedicated to the plays and musicals of Broadway, both past and present." Site includes an extensive collection of theater links dealing with all aspects of theater, including people, educational resources, professional resources, stagecraft and theatrical companies.
http://www.broadwayonline.com/pages/newsiteframesn.htm

 

Columbia's Workshop Theatre (Columbia, South Carolina)
Site includes information about the current season, other performances, membership and classes offered.
http://www.workshoptheatre.com/

 

Indianapolis Civic Theatre (Indianapolis, Indiana)
The oldest continuously-operating community theater in the United States.
http://www.civictheatre.org/index.html

 

New York Public Theater Home Page (New York)
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival presents full seasons of new plays and musicals, as well as Shakespeare and other classics, both at its home on Lafayette Street and during the summers at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
http://www.publictheater.org/

 

Shubert Theater (New Haven, Connecticut)
Known as "The Birthplace of the Nation's Greatest Hits", The Shubert Performing Arts Center of New Haven, CT showcases Musical Theater, Drama, Opera, Dance, Musical Artists and Family Entertainment.
http://www.shubert.com/

 

This page modified by John Watts 10/20/09


last updated: 6/9/2010