Online Resources

  • Absolute Write
    Provides information for people interested in freelance writing, screenwriting, playwriting, writing novels, nonfiction, comic book writing, greeting cards, poetry, songwriting, etc.

    Actors Access
    A free website operated by Breakdown Services, listing legitimate casting notices available to the general actor population, as well as other resources and services.

    Actor's Equity
    The official website for the Actor's Equity Union.

    Free audition information

    The Actorsource Homepage
    An extensive acting business resource.

    The official American Federation of Television and Radio Artist homepage.

    American Association of Community Theatre: Job Listings

    The Art Deadline List
    Updated list of opportunities for Playwrights, Directors and Actors.

    Listings of opportunities in the arts

    Theatre Communication Group’s national arts employment bulletin.


    Artsnet at Carnegie Mellon
    Career services, information, arts management resources, web sites.

    Arts Wire
    Job Listings for Writers.

    AmericanTheater Web
    Production schedule database for theaters around the country.

    Arts Journal
    Chronicle of feature articles on arts and culture for 180 English-language newspapers, magazines, and publications.

    Artslynx Internations Arts Resources
    Compilation of international links for a great variety of artistic disciplines.

    Arts Resource Network
    Portal for Seattle arts community

    Trade papers for actors. Lists casting notices for theater and film.

    The official website of Broadway.

    A free casting service for actors to view and submit for roles in theater and film.

    Dear Dori
    Advice for actors.

    The Drama League
    Dedicated to supporting artists and building audiences for the American professional theatre.

    The Dramatists Guild
    Organization that protects and promotes the interests and rights of writers of stage works.

    Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
    The 52nd Street Project works with thousands of theatres and supports the living theatre's vital position in contemporary life.

    Entertainment Careers
    View jobs, internships, and other resources

    The Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center is a free library that serves grant and fellowship seekers.

    Getting scripts to Hollywood
    A script management service established to help aspiring writers.

    Hollywood Creative Directory
    Contact information for the film, television and new media industries

    Hollywood Writer's Network
    Provides writers with beginning material and current industry information.

    Internet Theatre Database
    ITDb is a searchable archive of theatrical shows past, present, and future.

    A brief guide to internet resources in Theatre and Performance Studies.

    Lark Play Development Center
    A home for a burgeoning artistic community that is committed to developing new ways to see and experience the world - through the unique vision of the playwright.

    Subscription-based casting database

    New Dramatists
    Offers script development programs, workshops and reading opportunities.

    New Playwrights
    Continuing workshop to develop scripts.

    New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media
    NYCWAM brings together unions, guilds and professional organizations to work toward the advancement of women in the performing arts and media.

    Now Casting Inc.
    Expanded, top of the line services for actors and industry professionals. Spotlight on LA.

    NYFA Source
    National database of grants, awards, services and publications for artists.

    NYFA's Jobs in the Arts

    The New York International Fringe Festival
    Programming by artists from the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies.

    Off Broadway On-line
    The official website of Off Broadway has information about over 200 theatre companies in New York City, searchable by 21 genres, 16 neighborhoods, name, date of performance and more.

    Off-Off Online
    Online home to off-off Broadway theater, including listings and reviews of current offerings.

    Playbill Online
    Expanded version of Playbill’s print publication including info about B’way and Off B’way

    Plays and Playwrights
    Discussion group for playwrights

    The Playwrights’ Center
    The Playwrights’ Center is a service organization that supports playwright development.

    The Playwriting Seminars
    Online textbook by Richard Toscan covering the craft and business of playwriting.

    Playwrights on the Web
    International database of playwrights and their websites

    The official Screen Actors Guild page.

    Screenwriter's Utopia
    Screenwriting articles, script sales, screenplays, and script reviews.

    Screenwriting Contests
    Lists nationwide screenwriting competitions and offers critiques.

    Film, Television, Recording and Attractions industry job

    Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
    Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the union organization that serves directors and choreographers; its not-for-profit arm, the Foundation, provides professional development programming.

    StrawHat Auditions
    The official website for the StrawHat Auditions.

    Stage Source
    The U.S. Copyright Office
    Branch of the Library of Congress with information of copyright records, publications, etc.

    Theater Development Fund
    Theatre Development Fund is the largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts in the country. In addition to TDF's most visible program, its TKTS® discount ticket booths, TDF administers a range of AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS that encourage production of new plays and musicals.

    Theatre Communications Group
    Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theater, offers a wide array of services to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional, not-for-profit American Theater.  Publications include American Theatre magazine, the ArtSEARCH employment bulletin, plays and reference books.

    Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
    The exclusive provider of pro bono legal services, education and advocacy to the New York arts community.

    World Wide Arts Resources

    Well-indexed list of web resources for writers.

    Writer's Guild of America, East
    Up-to-date information for union writers, and may also list contests for non union writers.

    Scripts to Hollywood and Jobsite.

    WWW Virtual Library of Theatre and Drama
    Library of international theatre resources; academic institutions, book dealers, conferences, play archives, etc.

    Yahoo Theatre Index
    Index of theatre related sites.