1st Irish Theatre Festival - A celebration of the best of Irish theatre, brought to you by Origin Theatre Company. Throughout September and early October, it highlights performances from playwrights new and old at 15 venues throughout New York City.
92Y - Offers an outstanding range of experiences in the performing, literary and visual arts for both audiences and practitioners. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y's New York City venues annually, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. Also visit 92Y On Demand video and audio library.
Acting Company, The - Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley. Promotes theater and literacy by bringing a touring repertory of classical productions, talented young actors and teaching artists into communities across America, particularly those where live performance and theater arts education is limited or non-existent. Performs each year in over 40 cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaching more than 25,000 students with its arts education programs. The Acting Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Alumni members include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, Keith David, Lorraine Toussaint, David Ogden Stiers, Mary Lou Rosato, Lisa Banes, Derek Smith, Frances Conroy, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jeffrey Wright and Rainn Wilson.
Actors' Equity - Founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States.
Actors Fund - A nonprofit, national human services organization that helps entertainment and performing arts professionals in theater, film, music, opera, television and dance through a broad spectrum of social, health, employment, and housing programs that address their essential and critical needs.
Actors' Gang, The - Founded in 1981 by a group of renegade theatre artists, The Actors' Gang is one of Los Angeles' most enduring theatre ensembles. The company has won numerous awards and acclaim for its interpretations of Shakespeare, Bruchner, Brecht, Moliere, Aeschylus, Ibsen and Chekhov, while developing in workshop new plays that address the today's world through a prism of satire, popular culture, and raucous stagecraft.
Actors Studio - A St. Louis based theatre company which offers an on-site method acting workshop founded in October, 1947, by Cheryl Crawford, Elia Kazan and Robert Lewis. Lee Strasberg began teaching there in 1949. By 1951 Strasberg was appointed Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, a position he retained until his death in 1982.
Actors Studio (Pace University) - The officially sanctioned master's degree program of the Actors Studio, now joined with and located at Pace University. All of our students participate in the craft seminars, known to the world as Inside the Actors Studio, that have brought more than 200 of the world's greatest artists to our stage for intense, in-depth, face-to-face encounters that no other academic institution can offer its students.
Albemarle of London - London West End theatre guide. Official ticket agency. Theatre and entertainment news.
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) - The Ambassador Theatre Group is the UK's largest theatre group, with 39 theatres. ATG's impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes historic buildings such as the Apollo Victoria, Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York's, Fortune, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy, Trafalgar Studio 1 and Trafalgar Studio 2. ATG's regional theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning 6 screen cinema complex, Ambassador Cinemas; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King's Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay; New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio; Grand Opera House, York.
Almeida Theatre - The official web site for the Almeida Theatre, Islington, London. Under the Artistic Directorship of Michael Attenborough. Book on-line for the latest theatre and opera.
American Comedy Archives - Emerson College, Boston, MA. The collection includes manuscripts, photographs, video and film materials, and an oral history collection. It is the first collection of its kind at an academic institution devoted to exploring the nature of comedy as an American art form and reflects the College's view that examining the history, sociology, and culture of comedy represents an important and underrepresented field of study.
American Theatre Wing - By creating the Tony Awards, developing educational programs and through distributing thousands of dollars of grants and awards each year, the American Theatre Wing is dedicated to preserving the past, celebrating the present, and fostering the future of American theatre nationwide.
Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide - A resource for those who use theatre techniques for other or more than arts or entertainment purposes: community issues, drama therapy, interactive improvisation, playback, psychodrama, sociodrama, and more:
Arcola Theatre - Founded by Mehmet Ergen in September 2000, when he converted a textile factory on the borders of Stoke Newington/Dalston into one of London's largest and most adaptable fringe venues. Creates and presents theatre of a high quality with a social and political relevance.
ArtistShare - Crowdfunding platform for artists. ArtistShare artists always own and control the rights to their creations through a completely transparent business model. Its artist roster includes some of today's most prestigious artists including Pulitzer prize and Oscar nominated writers, Guggenheim fellowship recipients, Doris Duke Foundation Recipients, Grammy winners and NEA Jazz Masters.
Audio Drama Wiki - A collaborative community effort to create a database about audio drama. The aim is to catalog audio plays, serials, and series, as well as the writers, directors, cast, and crew members who create them.
Barbican - London's multi-arts and conference venue provides year round performing arts programme.
Big Art Group - New York based experimental performance ensemble founded by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson in 1999. Big Art Group uses language and media to push formal boundaries of theatre, film and visual arts; it creates culturally transgressive works and innovative performances using original text, technology and experimental methods of communication.
Bill Kenwright - A leading West End theatre producer and film producer.
Black Reperatory Theater, St. Louis - Largest, professional African-American theatre company. Provides platforms for theatre, dance and other creative expressions from the African-American perspective that heighten the social and cultural awareness of its audiences.
Blackfriars Theatre - Blackfriars Theatre was the name of a theatre in the Blackfriars district of the City of London during the Renaissance. The theatre began as a venue for child actors associated with the Queen's chapel choirs; in this function, the theatre hosted some of the most innovative drama of Elizabeth and James's reigns, from the euphuism of John Lyly to the stinging satire of Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston. The theatre eventually passed into the control of the King's Men, who used it as their winter playhouse until the theatres were closed in 1642. Also see The Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only replica of Shakespeare's original.
Brava! For Women in the Arts - One of the few theaters in the country that specializes in the creation of new work, and the only one whose primary purpose is to produce outstanding world premieres by women of color and lesbian playwrights.
Bread and Puppet Theater - Glover, Vermont, USA. Bread and Puppet Theater has been a familiar presence at political demonstrations since the anti-war protests of the 1960s. Its giant puppets and raucous brass band also marched against wars in Central America, Afghanistan and Iraq. In 1982, Bread and Puppet led a parade in New York that, according to police estimates, consisted of more than a half-million anti-nuclear protesters. Though massive street protests may be a thing of the past, Bread and Puppet's work is still unapologetically political. See Bread and Puppet Marks 50 Years of Paper Mache and Protest.
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 Photographs - A resource for students of American Theater, devotees of performing arts photography, historians of American visual culture, curators of image collections, and collectors of dramatic, operatic, balletic, and vaudevillian memorabilia.
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. - Established in New York City in 1982 with a mission to publish and license the stage performance rights of the finest contemporary American plays. Its growing catalog consists of over 800 plays and nearly 300 authors, among them such theatrical luminaries as Constance Congdon, María Irene Fornes, A.R. Gurney, Tony Kushner, Neil LaBute, Richard Nelson, Eric Overmyer, Jose Rivera, Naomi Wallace, and many others.
Broadway Theatre - Commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theatres with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
Broadway Tour - Covers tours of Broadway shows from Atlanta to Washington D.C.
Broadway Worldwide (parent of Broadway Television Network) - The first-to-market leader in the high definition, surround sound production and worldwide distribution of Broadway musicals captured live-in-performance for digital cinema, DVD, video on demand (VOD), pay per view (PPV), pay TV, wired and wireless television. The essence of Broadway Worldwide's production mission is to capture, as closely as possible, each show as it is regularly performed on Broadway. To that end, Broadway Worldwide is the leading practitioner of recording Broadway musicals, live-in-performance, on the Broadway stage during a show's New York run, in front of paying audiences, thereby providing a Broadway experience on screen. Prior to recording, Broadway Worldwide's team works with the Broadway artists who created the stage show to determine and implement the optimal approach to depict the material. Performances are recorded using ten to twelve hand-held, stationery and robotic cameras and as many as 70 microphones positioned throughout the theatre.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) - A multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) - Valencia, California. One of the preeminent theater training programs in the country. The school's Programs in Performance include courses of study in acting, directing, and writing for performance; Programs in Design and Production comprise scene, costume, lighting and sound design, technical direction, and management.
Cameron Mackintosh - British theatrical producer notable for his association with many commercially successful musicals. At the height of his success in 1990, he was described as being "the most successful, influential and powerful theatrical producer in the world" by the New York Times. He is the producer of shows such as Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, Martin Guerre and Cats.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center - Built in 1994, the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center is a 1,074-seat theatre located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The stage area was modeled after the David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater) at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and can accommodate large or small performing ensembles, film screenings, concerts, conferences and other special events.
City Lit Theater - Exploring fiction, non-fiction, biography, essays, and drama in performance while presenting a wide array of voices from classic writers such as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Colette, and P.G. Wodehouse to such contemporary writers as Alice Walker, W.P. Kinsella, Douglas Post, Raymond Carver, Edward Albee and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Located in Chicago, Illinois.
Classic Stage Company (CSC) - Off-Broadway theatre company in New York presenting plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today. Classic Stage productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theatre awards: Obies, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Plays, poems and sonnets. Shakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over 150 short and long poems, many of which are considered to be the finest ever written in English.
Contemporary Performance - A social network and community organizing platform providing artists, presenters, scholars and festivals a platform to meet, share work, and collaborate.
Digital Theatre - Working in partnership with Britain's leading theatre companies to capture live performances in high-definition and make them available to download or stream online.
doollee - Free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, or translated, into English since the production of Look Back in Anger in 1956. Search for information on plays, playwrights, literary agents, theatres or publishers.
Drama Desk - Founded in 1949 to explore the key issues of the theatre community. Each year the organization produces a series of panel discussions to spotlights areas of concern and then to educate the public about these matters. Also, the presenter each year of the Drama Desk Awards, the only awards honoring Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and not-for-profit theatre productions equally in multiple categories.
Duke Street on 42nd Street, The - An intimate, flexible, black-box theater built and operated by The New 42nd Street for the presentation of works by domestic and international nonprofit and commercial organizations.
English-Language Playscripts - From the thousands of playscripts submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office at Library of Congress during 1870-1920, and now housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, 257 have been selected. These unpublished manuscripts include vaudeville comedy sketches, monologues, musical revue, spectacles, and other genres.
Entertainment Sourcebook - Published on a biannual basis, this is the reference book so essential that, according to set designer Robin Wagner, "Broadway couldn't function without it." Packed with more than 5000 company entries from across the country, The Entertainment Sourcebook is an insider's guide to finding any item imaginable, be it a Civil War sabre, an animal to rent, a Greek fisherman's hat, authentic Amish clothing, 19th-century chandeliers, or human skulls. Whether you need African imported goods, china, crystal and glassware, or plumbing supplies and fixtures, this book includes the resources to find them. In addition to hundreds of pages of products and services listings organized by category, this edition features a company index, a product index, and appendices that include Web resources, support services, professional organizations, and more.
Equity Library Theatre (ELT) Records - ELT was a theatre company in New York City from 1943 to 1989, founded by actor Sam Jaffe, a representative of the Actor's Equity Association, and George Freedley, curator of the Theatre Collection of the New York Public Library. ELT was dedicated to showcasing unemployed Equity actors in classic and modern plays and musicals and to provide free theatre to New Yorkers. The Equity Library Theatre records (1944-1990) document the entire artistic and business history of the organization through administrative files and production files.
Federal Theatre Project (FTP) - A New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The FTP's primary goal was employment of out-of-work artists, writers, and directors, with the secondary aim of entertaining poor families and creating relevant art. Also see:
Triple A Plowed Under - Full text plus recreation-for-radio production of this Federal Theater Project drama from American Studies at the University of Virginia. In addition to providing an experiential lesson plan for teaching 30s era culture, this site explores the Federal Theater Project's Triple-a Plowed Under through audio, text, and imagery. As a Living Newspaper, the play draws from newspaper clippings and sources which are documented on the site. By examining the historical context of the play, this site offers an academic yet entertaining avenue into Depression era culture.
Federal Theatre Project Materials Collection - Contains nearly one thousand different 35mm slides taken from original posters, set designs, and costume designs. These images are of the original designs used on posters to advertise Federal Theatre Project plays in many different American cities from 1935 to 1939. Also included are playscripts for twenty-two productions. The images are indexed by title, author, subject, theater, place, date, and related names.
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.
Glickman Award - Administered by Theatre Bay Area and started in 1984 to honor playwright and screenwriter Will Glickman, the Will Glickman Award is presented annually to the author or authors of the best play to have its world premiere in the San Francisco Bay Area the preceding year.
Harold Pinter - Gateway to resources relating to playwright Harold Pinter.
HB Playwrights Foundation and Theatre - For many theatres, economic constraints have increasingly diminished the time available for the very important work of developing and rehearsing a play. However, the HB Playwrights Foundation & Theatre is dedicated to preserving and extending the development process. The HB Playwrights Foundation and Theatre is able to maintain this commitment to artistic freedom by relying on minimal budgets; the generosity of artists who donate their labor; by charging no admission to our performances; and by requesting that its productions not be reviewed. If a work is ready, it then moves on to another venue and becomes accessible to a wider public.
HB Studio (New York) - Professional theatre training for all ages since 1945 in acting, voice, musical theatre, movement, physical improv, fencing, writing, and Young People's Classes.
Inside Broadway - A professional New York City based children's theatre company committed to producing Broadway's classic musicals in a contemporary light for young audiences.
INTAR Theatre - Located in NYC, one of the United States' longest running Latino theater producing in English.
Internet Broadway Database (IBDB) - The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics. Get a list of every production of Hamlet on Broadway or a list of your favorite actor's credits. Find out what played at a particular theatre or what shows opened in a specified Broadway season.
Internet Off-Broadway Database (IOBDB) - For each production, IOBDB includes title page credits, original cast members and replacements, window card photos, awards won, number of performances and much more. In addition, there's information about Off-Broadway theatre spaces, theatre companies and the people who make Off-Broadway come to life.
Internet Theatre Bookshop - Offers virtually every play currently published in the English language, arranged primarily for those of you searching for plays for performance - browse Plays by Genre where most plays include a brief synopsis and basic casting requirements.
I Love NY Theater - Comprehensive multilingual online source for Broadway theater tickets and information. Find New York theater tickets here.
Irish Reperatory Theatre - New York City. Staging the works of Irish and Irish-American classic and contemporary playwrights, encouraging the development of new works focused on the Irish and Irish-American experience, and producing the works of other cultures interpreted through the lens of an Irish sensibility.
Issue Project Room - Plays a vital role in NYC's cultural ecology, facilitating the commission and premiere of more than 20 new works each year and presenting a diverse array of artists working across the disciplines of music, sound, dance, performance, literature, video, and film.
It Can't Happen Here - A semi-satirical American political novel by Sinclair Lewis published in 1935. Its plot centers around newspaperman Doremus Jessup's struggle against the fascist regime of President Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip. Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a charismatic and power-hungry politician, is elected President of the United States on a populist platform, promising to restore the country to prosperity and greatness, and, more importantly, promising each citizen $5,000 a year (approximately $79,270, adjusted for inflation). Once in power, however, he becomes a dictator; he outlaws dissent, puts his political enemies in concentration camps, and creates a paramilitary force called the Minute Men who terrorize the citizens. In 1936, Lewis and John C. Moffitt wrote a stage version, also titled It Can't Happen Here, which is still produced. The stage version premiered on October 27, 1936 in several U.S. cities simultaneously, in productions sponsored by the Federal Theater Project.
Joseph Urban Stage Design Models & Documents - Background about a project to preserve "materials relating to [Joseph] Urban's New York theater career from 1914-1933, specifically the documentation of his productions for the Ziegfeld Follies and other theater producers, and his productions for the Metropolitan Opera." Features detailed illustrated essays, finding aid with images, and images of models for stage sets such as an "adobe mission with bells" for Whoopee (1928) and garden scene for Don Giovanni (1929). From Columbia University Libraries.
Jujamcyn Theaters - The company owns and operates five theaters in New York City: Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Walter Kerr Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, St. James Theatre, and the August Wilson Theatre. Rocco Landesman, Paul Libin, Jack Viertel and Jordan Roth are the company's president, producing director, creative director and vice president, respectively.
Kitchen, The - One of New York City's oldest nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Its programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater, to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists' talks, and lecture series.
L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) - Founded in 1974, the mission of L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) is to enrich the cultural life of our national community through the use of innovative technologies to produce and preserve significant works of dramatic literature on audio, and to assure the widest public access to these great works. LATW currently operates four primary programs; The Play's The Thing, Alive & Aloud, Library Access, and the Arts & Children Project.
La Mama - Dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre, providing free theater and rehearsal space, lights, sound, props, platforms, and whatever else may be useful to the creation of theatrical works.
Labyrinth Theater Company - Based at the Bank Street Theater in New York's West Village, Labyrinth produces new works for the stage.
Lee Strassberg - Definition of Acting - "Acting is generally agreed to be a matter of less mimicry, exhibitionism, or imitation than the ability to react to imaginary stimuli. Its essential elements remain the twin requisites enunciated in the 18th century by French actor Francois-Joseph Talma: 'Unusual sensitivity and extraordinary intelligence.' The intelligence he refers to comes not from book learning but from the ability to understand the workings of the human personality."
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - A 16.3-acre (6.6-hectare) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. As the world's largest presenter of performing arts offering some 5,000 programs, initiatives and events annually, its programs include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly Mozart Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live from Lincoln Center.
Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) - New York, New York. Plays, musicals. LCT also distributes thousands of free tickets each year to culturally under-served populations throughout the five boroughs and regularly offers special performances for the hearing impaired. Other ongoing activities include the Playwrights Program, a new-play workshop and reading series; the Directors Lab, a developmental symposium for new and emerging artists; Open Stages, an arts-in-education program operated in cooperation with New York City public schools; Lincoln Center Theater Review, a literary journal available in the Theater's lobbies and distributed free-of-charge to schools and libraries, and the Platform Series of free conversations with LCT artists.
Living Newspaper, The - A term for a theatrical form presenting factual information on current events to a popular audience. Historically, Living Newspapers have also urged social action (both implicitly and explicitly) and reacted against naturalistic and realistic theatrical conventions in favor of the more direct, experimental techniques of agitprop theatre, including the extensive use of multimedia. More here. Also, see this excellent example.
Living Theatre, The - Founded in 1947 as an imaginative alternative to the commercial theater by Judith Malina, the German-born student of Erwin Piscator, and Julian Beck, an abstract expressionist painter of the New York School, The Living Theatre has staged nearly a hundred productions performed in eight languages in 28 countries on five continents - a unique body of work that has influenced theater the world over.
Looking Glass - Northwestern University's Chicago area theater. Notable world premieres include Mary Zimmerman's Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights, and The Odyssey, David Schwimmer's adaptation of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Studs Terkel's Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession, and David Catlin's circus tribute to Lewis Carroll, Lookingglass Alice.
Louis Sheaffer Eugene O'Niell Collection - The Sheaffer-O'Neill collection is an archive of the life and works of Eugene O'Neill formed by author Louis Sheaffer's work on his acclaimed two-volume biography, O'Neill, Son and Playwright and O'Neill, Son and Artist. The success of Sheaffer's biography derives in large part from the extensive research he carried out over some twenty years, and the detailed picture of O'Neill that emerged. The Collection is located in the Department of Special Collections of the Charles E. Shain Library at Connecticut College.
Minstrel Show - The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music, usually performed by white people in blackface, but increasingly (especially after the American Civil War) by African American performers, who also wore blackface. Minstrel shows portrayed and lampooned African Americans in stereotypical and often disparaging ways: as ignorant, lazy, bufoonish, superstitious, joyous, and musical. The minstrel show began with brief burlesques and comic entr'actes in the early 1830s and emerged as a full-fledged form in the next decade.
Monologue Archive - An archive of stage monologues for actors: comic, dramatic, classical.
Moss Arts Center - Houses the Street and Davis Performance Hall and its Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, visual art galleries, the experimental venue the Cube, and research studios at Virginia Tech.
National Theatre Wales - Creates bold, invigorating theatre in the English language, rooted in Wales, with an international reach.
Nederlander - Owns and/or operates 35 theatres in the United States and England.
New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-39 - This online presentation includes over 13,000 images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress. Featured here are stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth and The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus as staged by Orson Welles, and for Power, a topical drama of the period (over 3,000 images). Also included are 68 other playscripts (6,500 images) and 168 documents selected from the Federal Theatre Project Administrative Records (3,700 images). The Federal Theatre Project was one of five arts-related projects established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, PA) - Located on Pittsburgh's Northside, a newly renovated, safe and comfortable venue for Pittsburgh's performing arts organizations and audiences.
New School for Drama - A three-year intensive program dedicated to training professional artists in the fields of playwriting, directing, and acting.
New York Production Alliance (NYPA) - An alliance of organizations and individuals committed to promoting film, television, video and new media production in New York City and New York State. Members include respected trade asociations and companies, including talent and craft unions and guilds, studios, production companies, post production facilities, nonprofit organizations, vendors and affiliated groups. Individuals affiliated with member organizations, production industry independents and freelancers are also members.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center houses the world's most extensive combination of circulating and non-circulating reference and research materials on music, dance, theatre, recorded sound, and other performing arts.
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) - An off-Broadway theatre noted for its acclaimed and innovative productions. A workshop where artists create new work, hone their craft and collaboratively explore theatre.
OffBroadwayOnline - The official website of Off Broadway, presented by the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).
Old Vic Theatre, The - One of the most famous theatres in the world. It was first opened during the Regency, in 1818, and is the only theatre in London from that time still in business.
Padua Playwrights - Cultivating unique and transformational voices in American theater. Among the many prominent playwrights to emerge from or be nurtured by Padua are: David Henry Hwang, John Steppling, John O’Keefe, Kelly Stuart, Jon Robin Baitz, Marlane Meyer, Guy Zimmerman, Wesley Walker, Julie Hebert, Susan Champagne, Sharon Yablon, Susan Mosakowski, and Joseph Goodrich, to name a few.
Paper Heart, The - A downtown Phoenix, Arizona, arts destination catering to visual art, music, dance, theater, spoken word/poetry, performance, video/film and comedy.
Performance Space 122 - Presenting and commissioning artists whose work challenges boundaries of live performance in New York City.
Performing Arts Links - Worldwide repertory of Internet performing arts resources: theatre, dance, cinema, stagecraft.
Photographs from the Plays of William Shakespeare - Collection includes approximately 400 images from publicity photographs featuring regional production companies - Cleveland's Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada and others; New York stage productions; motion pictures; and televised productions including several highly praised series (The Shakespeare Plays, Hallmark Hall of Fame, etc.). Notable actors and artists include: Judith Anderson, Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Katherine Cornell, Maurice Evans, John Gielgud, Leslie Howard, Rudolf Nureyev, Laurence Olivier, Leontyne Price, Paul Robeson, and Maggie Smith.
Pilot Theatre - Award winning international touring theatre company based at York Theatre Royal. We offer a strong support network of educational resources, workshops and interactive opportunities.
Playbill - News, features, performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional theatre. Obtain discounts on theatre tickets as well as restaurants. Search an extensive listing of casting calls and job listings. Order the latest theatrical merchandise from Broadway Gift Shop. Also provides Awards Database, where you can search for a person or production name, and/or limit your search by an award type or year.
playdatabase - Largest database of plays and monologues on the internet that can be searched by title or author and by such parameters as cast size, length, synopsis, and more.
Players Collective, The - A professional profit-share organisation whose purpose is to support its members in the production of challenging and contemporary drama and to enable members to bring their work to audiences in Brighton, Lewes and south east England.
Playhouse West - Information on Playhouse West plays, reservations, and directions to its two theaters, both located in North Hollywood, California.
Plays and Players Theater (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - One of the oldest nonprofessional theaters in continuous use in the United States. It was designed and constructed in 1912 by famed Philadelphia architect, Amos W. Barnes. Murals were added in 1923 by renowned American artist Edith Emerson.
Power: A Living Newspaper - One of the Federal Theatre Project's most popular productions, Power played on the double meaning of its title, dramatizing the story of the development of the electric utility industry as well as the struggle to control that technology. This New Deal Network feature includes an introductory essay, Electricity in the Limelight, the play script to Power, a Lesson Plan, and bibliographical and online Resources concerning the Federal Theatre Project.
Preston Playhouse - Home of amateur theatre since 1949. Preston, Lancanshire, England.
Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (PRTT/Pregones Theater) - Performance venues in The Bronx and Manhattan. Pregones Theater was founded in 1979 when a group of actors led by Rosalba Rolón set out to create new theater works in the style of Caribbean and Latin American "colectivos" or performing ensembles.
Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch - Serving outer East London and Essex. Under the Artistic Direction of Bob Carlton. Home to cut to the chase, resident company of actor-musicians who present a program of eight main-house productions each year.
Radical Theatre - "Radical theatre aims to make extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions." A directory, including links to:
Absurd Stories - Absurd literature and plays by the Australian author Virtue Fern.
The Accidental Activist - Kathryn Blume, co-founder of the Lysistrata Project (the first worldwide theatrical event for peace), recounts the story of her astonishing inability to save the world. In a show that's part fact, part fantasy, part caffeine-induced madness, the performer imagines how she might make a difference on a planet that couldn't care less. The play is laced with impossibly optimistic socio-political observations and deft sketches of determined, defiant women from around the world.
Art is Permitted Everywhere - Campaign to reclaim public spaces for art making and urban expression. Covers events taking place mainly in New York City and San Francisco.
ATTACK! (Autonomni kulturni centar) - A non-profit, non-government, non-partisan, volunteer civil organization creating and spreading an alternative to the dominant culture, policy and economy. ATTACK provides space for anyone who wants to express themselves creatively and participate in the changes at the local level that lead to a free society in Zagreb, Croatia.
Bread and Puppet Theater - Founded in 1962 by German-born sculptor Peter Schumann in New York City's Lower East Side. Bread and Puppet performs on urgent social, political, and environmental issues. The company is based in Glover, Vermont.
Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School - An independent institution of the left, The Brecht Forum presents numerous lectures, panel discussions, workshops and cultural events of interest to the left and progressive community. Since 1990, the Brecht Forum has had a close working relationship with the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory. Within their Manhattan loft, they offer a year-round program of classes, public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions, performances, popular education workshops, and language classes.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a Canadian, not-for-profit professional theatre company dedicated to the promotion of gay, lesbian and queer theatrical expression. Over a given season their 12 Alexander Street home in the heart of Toronto's queer village springs to life with mainstage theatrical productions, outrageous special events, youth initiatives, play development programmes, and late night weekend cabarets.
Completely Naked - A London based artistic partnership created by Claire Ward-Thornton and Pau Ros in November 1999. Specialized in interactive installations, they explore live arts, visual, digital and time-based languages and our ideas are based on a curiosity for human behaviour from individual to collective responses. Their projects creates psychological conflicts to activate the partaker's reaction. Completely Naked is an initiative aiming to provoke the promiscuity between the arts and the audience.
Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) - CAE is a collective of five artists of various specializations, dedicated to exploring the intersections between art, technology, radical politics, and critical theory. Works include books, tactical media, and biotech projects.
Dario Fo - Nobel prize-winning playwright and theatre anarchist, who along with his wife, the actor Franca Rame, has faced frequent censorship and harassment from politicians and police. He is perhaps best known for experimenting with a narrative technique that combines re-examination of history with excursions into popular lore, a technique he fully developed with his play Mistero Buffo.
Descendants of Freedom - This play presents a triumphant documentary of how HIV positive queer youth of color resist oppression with risk and hope set in the year 2083, the show imagines a future in which HIV/AIDS has been renamed ERIDS (Ethnic-Related Immune Deficieny Syndrome.
Diggers, The - The San Francisco Bay area provided a fertile ground for the growth of new movements in the 1960s: artistic, political, social, and cultural. The Diggers seemed to combine all these elements in their ideas, and presented a message that appealed to hippies and revolutionaries, to priests as well as poets.
El Teatro Campesino - In 1965, Luis Valdez left the San Francisco Mime Troupe to join Cesar Chavez in organizing farmworkers into El Teatro Campesino (The Farmworkers Theater) to raise funds for the farmworker strike. By 1970, he had established what would come to be known as teatro chicano: agitprop theater, incorporating the spiritual and presentational style of commedia dell'arte with the character types, folklore and popular culture of the Mexican theatre. The company is based in San Juan Bautista, California.
Electronic Disturbance Theatre and Electronic Civil Disobedience - A group of activists and artists engaged in developing the theory and practice of Electronic Civil Disobedience. Working at the intersections of radical politics, recombinant and performance art, and computer software design, the group has produced an device called Flood Net - web software used to flood and block an opponent's website.
File Room, The - Archive of censored artistic practice which began as a physical installation in Chicago in 1994 and is now available online. Since 2001, The File Room has been maintained by the National Coalition Against Censorship in the United States collaboration with the Media Channel/One World Project.
Fondazione Pontedera Teatro - Founded in 1974 as Centro per la Sperimentazione e la Ricerca Teatrale, aiming to provide a space of encounter for theatre cultures, group theatre, scholars, artists, and theatre makers. Since 1986 Pontedera has hosted the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards.
FoolishPeople - Founded in 1991 as the name under which John Harrigan developed and created live art and associated art projects. In 1994 FoolishPeople mutated into a development and production collective, with the aim to achieve interactive and populist live art. Typical content, genre and mediums they translate to live art are comic ooks, anime, horror and science fiction.
Foundry Theatre, The - A New York-based community of artists with revolutionary ideas for the theatre, inviting audiences to visit unexplored landscapes of thought. In addition to productions and commissions to artists, The Foundry hosts ongoing roundtables, conferences, and town meetings, inviting members of other communities to forge unconventional answers to conventional questions.
Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. - On a mission from god to make the world safe for avant-garde art since 1976. What was once a major downtown New York alternative art space and performance presenter is now an online organization broadcasting live art and artists' ideas in the tradition of artists' books since the futurists.
Freedom of Information Act (FBI) material on Bertolt Brecht - 1940s U.S. internal security investigation of Bertolt Brecht, author and poet, due to his affiliation with Soviet officials and other known communists. Consists of 369 pages, made available to the general public under the Freedom of Information Act.
Goat Island - Chicago-based collaborative performance group founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1989 as a non-profit organization to produce collaborative performance works developed by its members for local, national, and international audiences. Members contribute to the conception, research, writing, choreography, documentation, and educational demands of the work, placing performances in non-theatrical sites when possible.
Gob Squad - A group of English and German artists who have been working collectively with performance, media and new technology since 1994. Produces performances, installations, films, and live events. The company has always sought to produce and present its work outside of arts institutions, often siting its projects in urban environments such as offices, houses, shops, hotels and railway stations, as well as producing work for radio and internet broadcast and pieces for galleries and theatres.
Guerilla Performance Locator - Long before Karen Finley smeared chocolate on her body, Annie Sprinkle showed us her cervix or Orlan began her reconstructive cosmetic surgery, comely Edwardian ladies pioneered a hybrid art form in which the personal was political. Leslie Hill and Helen Paris pay homage to suffragettes by recreating some of their performances. This website aims to map contemporary political performance and artistic activism worldwide.
Guerrilla Girls - The Guerrilla Girls are a collective of anonymous females who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks, to focus on the issues rather than personalities. Using humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny, since 1985 they have produced over 100 posters, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film and the culture at large.
HOWL - Annual festival of East Village arts in New York City organized by the Federation of East Village Artists, founded in 2002. Honoring the historic role of the East Village as the cradle of counterculture.
Icarus Project (Malta) - The Icarus Project aims at constructing an 'evolving performance structure' by means of a series of performative events. The website documents the first phase of the Project, entitled The Roots of Performing. It documents the selection and formation processes as well as the journey that led to the presentation of ICARUS 4. The website will document future phases of the project, led by Frank Camilleri, as they unfold.
In-Yer-Face Theatre - The kind of theatre which grabs the audience by the scruff of the neck and shakes it until it gets the message. In-yer-face theatre shocks audiences by the extremism of its language and images; unsettles them by its emotional frankness and disturbs them by its acute questioning of moral norms. Although the upsurge of in-yer-face theatre in Britain had many antecedents, especially in the alternative theatre of the 1960s, it only took off as a new and shocking sensibility in the 1990s.
International Association of Performance Art Organizers (IAPAO) - A network that presents and supports performance art activities and research. Established in 2003 to promote and assist in the realization of events and activities, by continuing to increase the propagation of performance art history through the activities of today's artists and organizers. Offers access to related sources, resources and research centers.
International Brecht Society - Founded in 1970 on the model of Bertolt Brecht's own unrealized plans for a Diderot Society. A non-profit, educational organization with a world-wide membership, the Society promotes the performance and understanding of Brecht's texts and addresses issues of politics and culture in contemporary life. The website is is maintained as a service to scholars, critics, students, and theater people round the world who are interested in the works and thought of Brecht.
Keep Left Theatre - Parodies, skits, union rallies and demonstrations are all in a day's work for Keep Left Theatre. The company specialises in Rapid Response in the streets of Melbourne, Australia.
Ko Theater Works - Founded in 1991 by Sabrina Hamilton, Janna Goodwin, Peter Lobdell, and Joan Evans, and was built on a foundation of combined professional experience which includes international festivals, regional and civic theaters, colleges and universities, on and off Broadway, and extensive touring. Organizers of the outstanding Annual Ko Festival of Performance at Amherst, Massachusetts, since 1991.
League of American Theatres and Producers - The League's 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 140 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Living Theatre, The - Founded in 1947 by Judith Malina and Julian Beck, The Living Theatre has staged more than 80 productions performed in eight languages in 25 countries on four continents - a unique body of work that has influenced theatre the world over. The group has developed new participatory techniques that enable the audience to first rehearse with the company and then join them onstage as fellow performers.
Loeb Drama Center - Information for those producing shows at the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University.
Mettawee River Theater Company - Founded in 1975, to create original theater productions incorporating masks, giant figures, puppets and other visual elements with live music, movement and text, drawing on myths, legends and folklore of the world's many cultures. The company brings theater to people who may have little or no access to live professional theater; presenting outdoor performances in rural communities of upstate New York and New England, under the artistic direction of Ralph Lee.
Minnesota Fringe Festival - An annual ten-day festival of live stage performance, including theatre, dance and performance art, puppet, since 1994. Give or take, it happens during the first two weekends (and the sandwiched weekdays) of August each year. Minnesota's, by the way, is the largest Fringe in the United States.
Negro Ensemble Company - Founded in 1967 by actor/producer Robert Hooks, playwright Douglas Turner Ward and theater manager Gerald S. Krone. The company is designed to produce professional theatre in which Black artists, performers, writers, directors, actors, and craftspeople can oversee their own creative destiny.
New York International Fringe Festival - Established in 1996, FringeNYC uses a juried application process to insure the festival is a cross-section of the best emerging performance from around the world. The application process is highly competitive. An important part of FringeNYC's mission is to create a community that provides an opportunity for the untried and the untested, as well as a gathering place for lively discussion and interaction among artists and audience.
North American Cultural Laboratory (NaCl) - Founded in 1997 by Brad Krumholz and Tannis Kowalchuk, to create original new theatre that advances the craft and creative methodologies of the theatre artist while contributing to the development of contemporary experimental theatre in North America. The company operates out of its offices in Sullivan County and Brooklyn, NY.
Northern Arts Tactical Offensive - A banner organisation, bringing together artists working on a broad spectrum of cultural, social and political issues. The group is dedicated to the production of spontaneous, independent and conscious public art.
Optative Theatrical Laboratories (OTL) - Founded by Donovan King, the OTL is a politically motivated theatre company that seeks to blur the line between performer and spectator, theatre and reality. The OTL is intent on tearing down the hierarchical and patriarchal structures that marginalize yet define conventional theatre today.
Paul Zaloom - An award-winning solo political satirist, puppeteer (Bread and Puppet Theater alumnus), and performance artist, who lives and works in Los Angeles. Zaloom also tours Beakman Live!, featuring large scale science demonstrations with loads of audience participation and lots of the trademark goofy Beakman humor.
Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal - German choreographer Pina Bausch is both controversial and influential. Physically, Bausch's dances are highly visual and textural, as much as kinetic spectacles, and this adds to their visceral impact. This link is for the official website of her world renowned Dance Theatre in Wuppertal, Germany.
platformnortheast - An informal association of artists, individuals and organisations supportive of the development, presentation and critical evaluation of live art practice in the North East of England.
Punany Poets - Use intimate and erotic poetry-based theater to bring couples closer together and to create community dialogue about sex, relationships, AIDS & HIV especially as they affect Black, African Americans and heterosexual women.
Resist, Inc. - A Boston-based foundation that has supported left and progressive organizations and movements since 1967. The early work in support of draft resistance and in opposition to the Vietnam War sustains them as evolve and embrace broader and deeper concerns related to resisting "illegitimate authority.Resist is also a resource center, providing grassroots organizations with technical assistance and information about other funding sources.
Reverend Billy - Rev. Billy's Church of Stop Shopping is based in New York City and organizes regular congregation gatherings and other acts of activism relating to Starbucks, Disney, and others. All events feature Bill Talen as the Reverend joined by the Stop Shopping/Bombing Choir.
SALAAM Theatre - South Asian League of Artists in AMerica is a not-for-profit professional multidisciplinary theatre company celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence through creative risk-taking and experimentation that challenges all boundaries, connects all peoples and links all the arts in the spirit of progressive solidarity.
San Francisco Mime Troupe - Founding director R.G. Davis began with avant-garde performance events in lofts and basements in 1959. The troupe now continues to bring joy and energy to audiences, and annoy the powerful, particularly through their annual Youth Theater Project, which helps at-risk youth create and perform shows about their lives.
Six Figures Theatre Company - A not-for-profit New York theatre company that was founded in 1990 by six women who found that their experiences and sensibilities were underrepresented in the canon of commercial theatre, and committed themselves to developing plays and supporting voices that might not otherwise be heard.
Surveillance Camera Players - Formed in New York in 1996 to protest against the use of surveilance cameras in public places because they violate the consitutionally protected right for privacy. The group performs specially adapted plays directly in front of such cameras, and is also active in New Orleans, Tempe, Arizona, and handful of European cities.
Teatro Potlach - Established in 1976 at Fara Sabina (Rieti) in Italy by Pino Di Buduo and Daniela Regnoli. The company is focused mainly on applied theatre research and experimentation, doing street performance and working with children to establish a theatre culture beyond art and entertainment.
THAW - Theatres Against War - An international network of theater artists responding to the United States' ongoing "War on Terror", aggressive and unilateral foreign policies, and escalating attacks on civil liberties in the US and throughout the world.
Really Useful Theatres - London theatre guide - the West End and more, including: The Apollo, The Lyric, The Gielgud, The Queen's, The Palace (all on Shaftesbury Avenue), The Duchess, The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Cambridge, The Garrick, The New London, Her Majesty's Theatre and The London Palladium.
Redcat - Interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.
Ring of Steel - A theatrical combat group that has been performing and training people in the art of stage combat and movie stunt work since 1989 in Ann Arbor, MI.
Royal Court - British national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. Each year it presents an ambitious programme in its two venues at Sloane Square in London. In recent years the Royal Court has also staged productions in New York, Sydney, Brussels, Toronto and Dublin.
Royal Opera House - An opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Samuel French - Samuel French pioneered the concept of providing published scripts to theatrical producing groups throughout the world. Also, theatre and film bookshop.
San Francisco Theater Festival - An annual event to promote the region's many live-stage theaters to a broad and diverse audience, from small children to adults, in order to increase appreciation for, and build attendance to, the Bay Area's culturally and artistically-varied theater groups.
San Jose Repertory Theatre - The Rep annually presents six mainstage shows offering a variety of contemporary, classic and new work. Located at 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, California 95113.
Scene Partner - A software app that makes memorizing lines easy. Hear your lines on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad using the two male and female voices provided or download additional voices for more variety.
Schubert Organization - America's oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Great White Way.
Second City, The (Chicago) - Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. The theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and more offers nightly comedy shows, as well as a variety of other programs and services.
Second Stage Theatre - Founded in new york City in 1979 to produce "second stagings" of contemporary American plays that deserved to reach a wider audience. It has since expanded this mission to produce new plays by its developing corps of writers.
Shakespeare's Will - Shakespeare's last will and testament, complete with stricken-out passages.
Shakespeare's Works - A summary overview of the four periods of Shakespeare's works, including links to online editions of the plays and Shakespearean criticism.
SRC Features - An at-a-glance guide to all the original content compiled for the Shakespeare Resource Center.
Shelton Studios - Since 1961 in San Francisco, the Shelton Studios has been nationally recognized as one of the finest method acting schools in the country for film and theater. Students have won Academy awards, Emmy awards, Tony awards, and countless local awards.
Show-Score - For NYC theatre fans. Organizes critic and consumer reviews, easily compares discounts, and sends alerts about upcoming shows from artists and companies.
Signature Theatre - Serves its mission at The Pershing Square Signature Center, a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects. At the Center, Signature continues its founding Playwright-in-Residence model as Residency One, a first-of-its-kind, intensive exploration of a single writer's body of work. Residency Five supports multiple playwrights by guaranteeing each writer three productions over a five-year period. The Legacy Program invites writers from both residencies back for productions of premiere or earlier plays.
Stella Adler Studio of Acting - World famous acting school named in honor of Stella Adler, the only known American to study directly with Russian Master Konstantine Stanislavsky, with whom she created an approach to acting based on developing the actor's imagination.
Sundance Institute Theatre Program - Advancing the work of risk-taking theatre artists by providing rare developmental opportunities that support artists throughout their careers. Focuses on the development of new work for the stage. Hosts a range of creative Labs throughout the year and across the country: Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort, Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation, Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA, and Sundance Institute East Africa. Past activities have also included a Theatre Lab at White Oak, and a Theatre Lab on Governors Island in New York.
Talkin' Broadway - Up to the minute news, interactive discussion, and information about Broadway, and the current theatre scene in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Toronto, and other cities across the United States.
The Space - A deliberately experimental service, managed by Arts Council England and developed in partnership with the BBC, designed to give arts and culture organisations the opportunity to experiment and engage with new and existing audiences in a completely innovative digital environment.
Theatre for a New Audience - Dedicated to the language and ideas of writers: to a dialogue between Shakespeare and a provocative range of classical and contemporary playwrights, such as Christopher Marlowe, Edward Bond and Adrienne Kennedy. The Theatre has attracted some of the world's most talented and sought-after artists, including directors Sir Peter Hall (Founder, Royal Shakespeare Company), Peter Brook, Doug Hughes (Tony Award, Doubt), Bartlett Sher (Tony Award, South Pacific), Julie Taymor (Tony Award, The Lion King), Darko Tresnjak (Artistic Director, Hartford Stage), Kate Whoriskey, Robert Woodruff (former Artistic Director, American Repertory Theatre), and Evan Yionoulis; as well as distinguished actors, such as F. Murray Abraham, Kathleen Chalfant (Wit), Stephen Spinella (Angels in America), and Mark Rylance (Tony Award, Boeing-Boeing, Jerusalem).
Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (TOPLAB) - The purpose of the Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory, founded in New York City in July 1990, is to provide a forum for the practice, performance and dissemination of the techniques of the Theater of the Oppressed. TOPLAB is a group of educators, cultural and political activists and artists whose work is based on extensive training and collaboration with Augusto Boal since its founding. TOPLAB conducts on-site training workshops on theater as an organizing tool for activists in neighborhood, labor, peace, human rights, youth and community-based organizations. We work with educators, human service and mental health workers, union organizers, and community activists who are interested in using interactive theater as a tool for analyzing and exploring solutions to problems of oppression and power that arise in the workplace, school, and community problems connected to AIDS, substance abuse, family violence, homelessness, unemployment, racism and sexism.
Theatre Archive Project - This page outlines the three strands of the AHRC funded British Library Theatre Archive Project at the University of Sheffield. An overview of the research development work on the Library's theatre archive, the oral history strand and the scripts project.
Theatre Awards - Wikipedia listings for theatre awards by country, theatre acting awards, dramatist and paywrights awards, musical theatre awards, and theatre award winners.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) - The national organization for the American theatre. Artistic programs support theatres and theatre artists by awarding $4.4 million in grants in 2002-2003, and offer career development programs for artists. Management programs provide professional development opportunities for theatre leaders through workshops, conferences, forums (including teleconferences and online) and publications, as well as industry research on the finances and practices of the American non-profit theatre. Advocacy, conducted in conjunction with the museum director, dance, presenting and opera fields, includes guiding lobbying efforts and providing theatres with timely alerts about legislative developments. The country's leading independent press specializing in dramatic literature, TCG's publications include American Theatre magazine, the ArtSEARCH employment bulletin, plays, translations and theatre reference books.
Theatre Development Fund (TDF) - In addition to TDF's most visible program, its TKTS discount ticket booths in Times Square and Bowling Green Plaza, TDF administers a range of audience development and financial assistance programs that encourage production of new plays and musicals and enable more New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy the riches and variety of the city's theatre, dance and music. Annually, TDF programs fill more than 2.5 million theatre seats at discounted prices - seats that otherwise would go unsold.
Theatre Logos Agency (TLA) - Licenses high-quality artwork for the promotion of theatrical production. TLA maintains agreements with rightsholders, including artists, art agencies, producers, and theatres to allow you to use original artwork - in many cases the original Broadway, Off-Broadway or West End artwork - for promotional materials in connection with your production. New art is added monthly.
Theatre of Dolls - A creative partnership of visual artists Frida Alvinzi and Raisa Veikkola. Frida Alvinzi was born in Stockholm, Sweden and Raisa Veikkola in Helsinki, Finland. Theatre of Dolls creates other-worldly visual experiences and 4-dimensional art pieces, using puppets as storytellers and their own bodies as sculptural landscapes, creating the illusion that alternative realities are alive. Using found objects from nature and charity shop treasures as materials, all puppets, costumes and sets are carefully handcrafted by the artists.
Theatre Royal Plymouth - Plymouth, Devon, England. Mixed program of drama, musicals, ballet and opera in both the large theatre and the smaller studio. Produces major shows for national tours and the West End.
TheatreHistory - Various articles on the histroy of worlf theatre and drama.
Theatrical Index - An accurate, factual and up-to-date weekly publication that has been a vital resource to theatre professionals for over 40 years. Subscribers include producers, managers, hotels, members of the press, actors, directors, banks, and attorneys. It is a quick reference, insiders' guide to the who, what and where of the theatre.
Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 1 (IATSE) - Local One is the stagehand union of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E). It is the workers who construct, install, maintain, and operate the lighting and sound equipment, the scenery and special effects which delight audiences attending Broadway shows, concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall, the spectacular productions at The Metropolitan Opera and throughout LIncoln Center, and the many entertaining broadcasts from CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and PBS. WLocal 1 also works at numerous cable TV studios and makes possible the presentation of many mjor corporate industrials and special events. Also see Local One IATSE Welfare, Pension and Annuity Funds website.
Thespian Festival - The Thespian Festival features more than fifty productions presented by schools from throughout North America and abroad. Plus: a full schedule of workshops presented by theatre professionals, individual performance events, a student playwriting program, opportunities to audition for college and university representatives and for thespian scholarships, and a chance to hang out with 2,000 or so other thespians.
thisistheatre - London shows, London's theatres, half-price tickets.
Tony Awards - Official site of prestigious theatre awards.
Touring Broadway - Devoted to the touring Broadway productions that perform in over 240 theatres across North America. Search for information by show, state/province/city, or theatre.
Tricycle Theatre (London) - The Tricycle Theatre has established a unique reputation for presenting plays that reflect the cultural diversity of its community; in particular plays by Black, Irish, Jewish, Asian and South African writers, as well as for responding to contemporary issues and events with its ground-breaking 'tribunal plays', and political work
Trunk Space, The - Experimental theater, performance, music, puppets, circus side show acts, fine art. Located in Phoenix, AZ.
Upright Citizens Brigade (UBC) - The UBC (Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) came to New York, from Chicago, in 1996. After staging their award winning sketch comedy show, and introducing the long form improvised structure of the "Harold" to New York audiences the UCB soon began their training program. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre opened February 4, 1999 at 161 West 22nd Street, the former home of the New Harmony, a strip club reported to be seedier than seedy. The UCBT quickly became the place for great, cutting-edge, comedy. Casting directors, agents, and journalists all began to flock to the 74-seat theater in Chelsea to see the best comic talent in the city. On April 1, 2003, the New UCB Theater opened its doors. The 150-seat theater at 307 West 26th Street continues to offer the best and most innovative improv and sketch comedy in the city every day of the week.
Wooster Group - Wooster Group theatre pieces are constructed as assemblages of juxtaposed elements: radical staging of both modern and classic texts, found materials, films and videos, dance and movement, multi-track scoring, and an architectonic approach to theatre design. The Group has created and performed all of its theatre pieces at The Performing Garage in Soho, New York City.
World Shakespeare Bibliography - Provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1969 and mid-2002. The scope is international, with coverage extending to more than 92 languages and representing every country in North America, South America, and Europe, and nearly every country in Asia, Africa, and Australasia. The more than 83,267 records in this version cite several hundred thousand additional reviews of books, productions, films, and audio recordings.
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