Academics

Theatre Useful Links

Organizations

Association for Theatre in Higher Education
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education is an organization of individuals and institutions that provides vision and leadership for the profession and promotes excellence in theatre education. ATHE actively supports scholarship through teaching, research and practice and serves as a collective voice for its mission through its publications, conferences, advocacy, projects, and through collaborative efforts with other organizations.

Christians in Theatre Arts
Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA) has been organized to give Christians a continent-wide support network of other believers who are also theatre artists.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival: Great Lakes Region

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
The association of design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

Screen Actors Guild
The Guild exists to enhance film and television actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists' rights.

Actors' Equity Association
Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans, for stage actors and stage managers.

Association for Television and Radio Artists
AFTRA contracts cover the spectrum of the entertainment and news media for television and radio artists.

 

Performing Arts Groups in the Milwaukee Area

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Pabst Theater

Skylight Opera Theatre

Sunset Playhouse

 

Chicago Theatre and Companies

ChicagoPlays.com
Your guide to live theater in Chicago. Current shows, job and audition postings, etc.

Goodman Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

 

Career Advice

Actor's Equity Association
The Union of American Theatrical Actors and Stage Managers. Click on "casting call" for job listings as well as listings of upcoming auditions by region.

American Association of Community Theatre
Choose "job listings" from the "resources" menu for a nice listing of salaried jobs (and some internships) in administration, directing, education, fundraising, marketing/development and technical staff.

Backstage.com: The Complete Online Performing Arts Resource
Resource for careers in acting. Provides casting calls under "casting" and a career chat room.

Hollywood Creative Directory and Job Board
All of the fine and creative arts are covered in this comprehensive site. Click on "job board" to access job listings and lots of internships in such categories as acting, musical, technical, set design, film crews, web designers, multimedia publishers, production, agents, sales marketing, and more. Everything related to the entertainment industry.

Playbill On-Line
Click on "casting and jobs" for extensive listings of theatre-related postings in such categories as performer, technical, design, administrative and academic. Also provides information on shows.

SummerTheater.com
Potential Summer Employment Opportunities

Theatre Communications Group
Click on the link for ARTSEARCH and search hundreds of positions in theatres and performing arts centers, summer festivals, universities, colleges and schools, dance companies, opera companies, symphony orchestras, museums, arts councils and other arts organizations. Username and Passwords are required to access job postings.

 

Find a Script

Dramatists Play Services, Inc.
For nearly 70 years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.

Samuel French, Inc.
Samuel French seeks out the world's best plays and makes them available to the widest range of producing groups. Sources of Samuel French's plays range from Broadway and England's West End to publication of unsolicited scripts submitted by unpublished authors

Music Theatre International
Music Theatre International is a leader in the theatrical licensing industry, specializing in Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End musicals. Since it's founding in 1952, MTI has been responsible for supplying scripts and musical materials to theatres worldwide and for protecting the rights and legacy of the authors who it represents.

Dramatic Publishing
More Scripts Available

Moonstruck Drama Bookstore
Plays, plot summaries, cast albums, sheet music, theatre news, and more!

 

Miscellaneous

Actingbiz: The Online Actor's Resource
Helpful resources including examples of what professional head shots and resumes look like, as well as links to other helpful web sites and actors services.

Eperformer.com
Good site for performing artists. Free information including audition notices, performing arts links, a great resources section, and a features section with career-related advice for those new to the performing arts profession.

List of Regional Theatre Auditions
regional combined auditions

Performink online
Chicago's Entertainment Trade Paper. The Art, the business, the industry.