Actors' Equity Association - Founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for its members. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) - Formed in 1992, by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire,OBE. ATG is the largest owner/operator of theatres in the UK with 39 venues, an internationally recognised theatre producer and a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) - National service and advocacy organization with nearly 2,000 members worldwide, dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts presenting field and the professionals who work within it. Based in Washington, D.C.
Black Theatre Network - National network for discussion and dissemination of information about black theatre. Conferences and publications.
Bristol Old Vic - A renowned regional producing company with an acclaimed worldwide reputation for quality at the heart of British theatre.
British Council - Promotes the best of the UK's performing arts sector through a range of activities and events including tours of new productions, workshops and residencies, seminars and conferences, showcases and UK study visits for overseas practitioners. On this website you can find a 'snapshot' of the UK performing arts sector in the Artists & Companies resource. Also see Drama & Dance Projects.
Broadway League, The - National trade association for the Broadway theatre industry. 600-plus members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the commercial theatre industry. Each year, League members bring Broadway to more than 30 million people in New York and more than 240 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Bush Theatre - Based in Shepherd's Bush, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It was established in 1972 above The Bush public house by Brian McDermott, and has since become one of the most celebrated new writing theatres in the world. An intimate venue renowned for its close-up storytelling, the theatre holds a maximum audience of approximately 80. In 2007 the Bush Theatre appointed Josie Rourke its Artistic Director.
Cal Stage - Sacramento theater, new plays, and educational theatre.
Central Park Summer Stage - The flagship performing arts festival of City Parks Foundation, showcasing some of the world's most accomplished and inventive musicians, dancers, filmmakers, comedians, and writers.
Centre for Performance Research - Established in 1988, by Richard Gough and Judie Christie, the Centre for Performance Research is a theatre organization based in Wales and working internationally. It produces: innovative performance work; arranges workshops, conferences, lectures and master classes; collaborates and exchanges with theatre companies of international significance; publishes and distributes theatre books and runs a multi-cultural performance resource centre.
Chichester Festival Theatre - Located in Chichester, England, the theatre was designed by Philip Powell and Hidalgo Moya, and opened by its founder Leslie Evershed-Martin in 1962. Subsequently the smaller and more intimate Minerva Theatre was built nearby in 1989. The Festival Season runs from April to September and includes productions from classics to contemporary writing and musicals.
Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) - A project of Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and The Broadway League, Inc. Dedicated to training the next generation of commercial theatre producers, CTI provides resources and guidance to individuals interested in the various paths one can take towards creating commercial productions for the stage.
Donmar Warehouse - A 250-seat subsidised (not for profit) theatre located in the heart of London's West End which under the artistic leadership of Sam Mendes, Michael Grandage and now Josie Rourke has a reputation as one of the UK's leading producing theatres. It has presented some of London's most memorable award-winning theatrical experiences, as well as garnered critical acclaim at home and abroad.
Drama League - Develops and nurtures artists, directors and audiences for the theatre. Lectures, seminars, workshops, publication.
Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) - Created in 1942 by Hollywood heavyweights - Samuel Goldwyn with friends Humprhey Bogart, James Cagney, and the Warner Brothers, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (formerly Permanent Charities Committee) was established on the belief that the entertainment industry was in a unique position to truly help others. Supports charitable initiatives addressing some of the most critical issues facing our society.
Equity - The UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners.
Garrick Club, The - Instituted for the general patronage of drama; for the purpose of combining the use of a Club, on economic principles, with the advantages of a literary society; for bringing together supporters of drama; and for the formation of a theatrical library, with works on costume. Also see Wikipediaarticle.
Goodman Theatre (Chicago) - Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of artists. The theater is home to the Goodman Artistic Collective, a vibrant and diverse group of this country's most exciting directors, actors and writers; it's a laboratory that's nurtured the work of some of the most influential writers of our age; and it's the artistic home to many of this country's finest actors, directors and designers.
Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) - The history of IPTA runs parallel to the people's cultural movement in the country and relates to the independence and the anti-fascist movements. IPTA members were oppressed time and again by the power for their progressive and revolutionary ideas and expressions. Around 1960, IPTA disintegrated at the national level, though several local units continued their activities. Presently more than 600 units of IPTA are active in 24 states and union territories across the country.
International Federation of Actors (FIA) - An international non-governmental organisation representing performers' trade unions, guilds and associations around the world. It voices the professional concerns and interests of actors (in film, television, radio, theatre and live performance), broadcast professionals, dancers, singers, variety and circus artists and others, with the exception of musicians and visual artists.
International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation (ISPA) - Organization of over 600 executives and directors of concert and performance halls, festivals, performing companies, and artist competitions; government cultural officials; artists' managers; and other interested parties with a professional involvement in the performing arts from more than 50 countries in every region of the world, and in every arts discipline.
International Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) - Theatre of the Oppressed was born in 1971, in Brazil, under the very young form of Newspaper Theatre, with the specific goal of dealing with local problems - soon, it was used all over the country. Forum Theatre came into being in Peru, in 1973, as part of a Literacy Program; we thought it would be good only for South America- now it is practiced in more than 70 countries. Growing up, TO developed Invisible Theatre in Argentina, as political activity, and Image Theatre to establish dialogue among Indigenous Nations and Spanish descendants, in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico. Now these forms are being used in all kinds of dialogues. Above all, we believe that the Theatre of the Oppressed is of, about, by and for the Oppressed. If you agree with this, we certainly agree with you." - Augusto Boal
Institute of Outdoor Drama - Clearinghouse for outdoor theatres. The Institute serves as a national clearinghouse for more than 75 constituent theatre companies across the U.S.
Kitchen, The - Center for video, music, dance, performance, film and video in New York. An organization whose mission is mission is to identify, support, and present artists whose art influences its medium and contemporary culture. It promotes the growth of artists, audiences, and the presenting field by pushing the accepted boundaries and definitions of contemporary culture, using artistic exploration and education as tools and its own extensive history as a resource. Over the years, The Kitchen has helped foster the careers of many innovative artists. People as diverse as Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Eric Bogosian, David Byrne with The Talking Heads, Robert Longo, Peter Greenaway, Dana Reitz, Meredith Monk, Brian Eno, John Lurie, Elizabeth Streb, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Vernon Reid, Jenny Holzer, and others.
LA Stage Alliance - Promotes and represents theaters in the greater Los Angeles area.
League of Historic American Theatres - Membership association for people who appreciate the cultural and architectural heritage of historic theatres and who work locally to rehabilitate and operate their theatres in communities throughout North America.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - The 16-acre Lincoln Center complex in New York is one of the world's foremost performing arts centers and home to the following 12 resident arts companies: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., also called 'Lincoln Center Presents', Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and School of American Ballet.
Lively Arts History Association (LAHA) - An organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of history through the vehicle of the performing arts. A resource, which can be called upon by historic sites, museums, civic organizations, educators and others interested in making history accessible and interesting.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University - A performing arts producer dedicated to developing and presenting new work from world-class artists. Acclaimed for its innovative programming, Miller Theatre provides an intimate exploration of the creative process and a look into the personalities and emerging trends in contemporary classical music, opera, dance, and film.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): Theater and Musical Theater Grants - These grants encompass the entire spectrum of the nonprofit theater and musical theater field in the U.S., including the production or presentation of traditional or classical repertoire, new plays and musicals, development laboratories, showcases, artist residencies, work for young audiences, experimental work, community-based work, outdoor historical dramas, and puppetry.
New York Theatre Workshop - A remarkable off-Broadway theatre noted for its acclaimed and innovative productions and a workshop where artists create new work, hone their craft, and collaboratively explore theatre - all rooted in East Village digs located in the heart of New York's downtown arts scene.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) - Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays in three theatres plus numerous ancillary activities, and undertakes an extensive theatre education program. Operating on a budget exceeding $26 million, OSF presents more than 780 performances annually with attendance of approximately 400,000.
Performing Arts Alliance - A national network of more than 18,000 organizational and individual members comprising the professional, nonprofit performing arts and presenting fields. Advocate for America's professional nonprofit arts organizations, artists and their publics before the U.S. Congress and key policy makers.
Players Club, The - Serves as a social club while at the same time remaining steadfast in its duty as a repository of American and British theatre history, memorabilia, and theatrical artifacts. founded in New York City by the famed 19th century Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth who purchased a magnificent 1847 mansion located at 16 Gramercy Park. During his lifetime, he reserved an upper floor for his home, turning the rest of the building over to the Clubhouse. Its interior and part of its exterior was designed by famed architect Stanford White. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Also see Wikipediaarticle.
Public Theater (New York) - As one of the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics. The Public Theater has won 42 Tony Awards, 149 Obies, 40 Drama Desk Awards, 24 Lucille Lortel Awards and 4 Pulitzer Prizes.
Qdos Entertainment - Formed by Nick J Thomas in 1986. One of the largest broad-based entertainment groups in the UK.
Really Useful Group - An international company set up in 1977 by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is involved in theatre, film, television, video and concert productions, merchandising, magazine publishing, records and music publishing.
Royal Court Theatre, London - A non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. It is noted for its contributions to modern theatre and a leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. In 1956 it was acquired by and is home to a resident company, the English Stage Company.
Royal Shakespeare Company (TSC) - A major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs 700 staff and produces around 20 productions a year from its home in Stratford-upon-Avon and plays regularly in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on tour across the UK and internationally.
Seoul Arts Center - A cultural center in Seocho-gu, the southern area of Seoul, South Korea, consisting of the main Festival Hall, Calligraphy Hall, Music Hall, Arts Center, Center of Archives, Education Hall which are all housed indoors, and the Circular Plaza, Street of Meetings, Traditional Korean Gardens, an outdoor Theater, and a market place.
Smith Center, The - Performing arts center in Las Vegas, Nevada, enabling Southern Nevada to take its place on an international stage, celebrating artistic excellence, education and culture from around the world.
Society of London Theatre (SOLT) - Founded in 1908 by Sir Charles Wyndham, the SOLT is the trade association that represents the producers, theatre owners and managers of the major commercial and grant-aided theatres in central London.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago) - An international performing arts institution committed to ensemble collaboration and artistic risk through its work with its permanent ensemble, guest artists, partner institutions and the community.
Talawa Theatre Company - Founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel, Talawa is one of Britain's foremost Black-led theatre company.
Theatre Communications Group (TGC) - TCG's constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through our conferences, events, research and communications; grants approximately $2 million per year to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is the nation's largest independent publisher of dramatic literature; it also publishes the award-winning American Theatre Magazine magazine and ARTSEARCH, the source for a career in the arts.
Theatre Development Fund - Service and advocacy organization for the for-profit and non-profit theatre arts. Focus on audience building and expanding opportunities for the performing arts.
Theatrical Management Association (TMA) - The TMA is the UK's major business association representing the interests of and providing professional support for the performing arts in the UK. Members include theatres, multi-purpose venues, arts centres, concert halls, commercial producers, touring theatre, opera and ballet companies, sole traders and suppliers to the performing arts.
United Scenic Artists, L.U. 829 - Professional union representing scenic designers, art directors, lighting designers, and stylists for theatre, film and television.
Young Vic Theatre Company - At the Young Vic the development of young audiences and the nurturing of young talent is at the heart of its work - from the plays it chooses, to the way it rehearses, to the activities that support its performances.
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