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 Theater Resources

Academy for New Musical Theatre
Actors and Writers London London's oldest professional play-reading forum for actors and writers
African American Playwrights Exchange
Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights
American Association of Community Theatre the national voice of community theatre
American Theater Web more than 2,500 shows from nearly 1,000 theaters nationwide
Applied and Interactive Theatre Guide for those who use theatre techniques for other or more than arts or entertainment purposes
The Association for Jewish Theatre
Austin Script Works
Australian Script Centre collects, catalogues, promotes and distributes unpublished Australian plays
Australian Writers' Guild Recommended Rates
Bunraku Japanese puppet theater - a lifetime to master
The Bermuda Musical & Dramatic Society
Chicago Dramatists
Community Theater Green Room "articles, tips, tricks, and a way to share information"
Copenhagen Theatre Circle
Copyright Laws for Theatre People
Drama League of Ireland
The Dramatists Guild of America the only professional association for playwrights, composers, and lyricists
Federation of Scottish Theatres everything you need to know about Scottish theatre
Footlight Notes theater and music hall entertainment during the 1850s to the 1920s
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms now when somebody says "we could really use a gobo on that fresnel in the fly" you'll know what it means
Independent Theatre Council
Instituto Nacional del Teatro (Argentina)
International Amateur Theatre Association members in 80 countries on 5 continents
International Centre for Women Playwrights
Internet Broadway Database the official database for Broadway theatre information
The Internet Theatre Database searchable archive of theatre past, present, and future for Broadway and London's West End
Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild
Jam! Showbiz Canadian theatre news
La Comedia de Campana (Argentina)
Literary Agents US, UK, Canadian and Aussie-New Zealand agents and the playwrights they represent
Manuscript Format from the Playwriting Seminars
Marketing On The Cheap good tips for self-producing playwright too
Medieval Drama Links resources for texts, costuming, music and set design
Melbourne Writers Theatre
Metro Arts funding opportunities, Brisbane
Musical Theater Script Format
National Music Theater Network
Neo-Futurists produce the ongoing show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes) fifty weekends a year think about it
New Play Map get yourself on it
New York Theatre Wire news from Broadway and beyond
North West Playwrights develop and promote new writing for the theatre in the North West of England
Nuffield Theatre Writers Group Southampton
NYCPlaywrights a collective of writers to develop new work through weekly, informal, script-in-hand readings
Pier Playwrights open to all dramatic writers in South East England
Playbill Online among other things, lists of theater companies
Playwrights Association of New Zealand
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre
Playwrights Cafe San Francisco group, including list of local theaters
The Playwrights' Center Minneapolis, MN writing workshops
Playwrights' Center of San Francisco
Playwrights' Development Centres of Canada
Playwrights Forum a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic development of talented playwrights from the Washington D.C. area
Playwrights Guild of Canada
Playwrights Horizons a theater whose mission is the discovery and development of new and distinctive American writers, and accepts unsolicited full-length manuscripts
Playwrights Platform Boston area writers
Playwrights Project research and development facility for stage and screenwriters
Playwrights' Studio Scotland
Playwrights' Workshop Montral a professional theatre centre dedicated to developing contemporary work and new writers for the Canadian stage
Playwriting101 explains the basics
Playwriting Seminars focus on the kinds of new plays most often produced by the nation's 250 regional theatres - a step-by-step guide script development and playwright development agency, funded by the Queensland State Government
Preparing Scripts for Submission inquiry, synopsis and format explained, from the Playwriting Seminars
Producing It Yourself a very (very) basic guide to hitting the stage
The Puppetry Home Page news of productions, history, festivals - highly recommended
Scottish Community Drama Association over 1,200 individuals and theatre clubs throughout Scotland, including Britains largest competition for new short plays
Scottish Screenwriters social network
Scottish Society of Playwrights
Script Yorkshire support and advocacy organization for script writers
Scriptsmart Formats free templates for stage and radio scripts, from the BBC
Sign Language in the Theater a resource for both novice and experienced terps, as well as for theatre staff wanting to learn about sign language interpreted performance
Small-Cast One-Act Guide odd name for a great index of plays available - sign up for free to get noticed online
Southwest Scriptwriters, Bristol
The Stage news from the UK theatrical world
The Stage Channel fascinating way of presenting plays, from Chicago
Street Biz Australian street performers network
The Loop social network for playwrights
The Money Flow article by Victor Knapp and Ralph Sevush about the monetary part of play script production
Theatre Australia
Theatre Literary Agents Canada
Theatre Literary Agents UK
Theatre Literary Agents US
Theatre in Wales
Theater Services Guide international theater, educational and tv station listings
Theatre Writing Partnership set up to enable a greater creative collaboration on the development of new theatre writing in the East Midlands region
UK Theatre Web guide to professional and amateur performing arts
West End Festival music, theatre and arts in Glasgow every June
Western Australian Playwrights' Consortium promoting the development of playwrights and performance writing
Women Playwrights' Initiative to encourage the development of women playwrights, primarily in the Southeast
Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit
Working Title Playwrights Atlanta

Theater lists

Amateur Theatre UK list of theaters
Australian Theatres
Canadian Theatre Companies index from Yahoo
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Fringe Festivals
League of Resident Theatres Member Theaters
New York City Theaters from Curtain Rising
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres member theatre list
Senior Theatre League Resource Center
Theatre Australia list of companies
Theatre Bay Area theaters in and around San Francisco
Theatre Companies in Perth
Theatre Companies Worldwide not every link is live, but still a great starting point for soliciting scripts
UK Theatres
Wisconsin Theaters
Women's Theaters and Festivals from the Fund for Women Artists

Online Audio Theater and Radio Writing

Association of Independents in Radio
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Colonial Radio Theatre
Decoder Ring Theatre
How to Write a Radio Play secrets of the trade from the BBC
How to Format Radio Dramas
Icebox Radio Theatre
Ira Glass on Making Radio
National Audio Theatre Festivals submission guidelines
Night Kitchen Radio Theater
NPR Submission Guidelines .pdf file
Principles of Writing Radio Drama
Radio College resource for US radio producers, including writing and marketing tips, freelance journalist advice, and a Jobs Opportunities section
Radio Theater News news of script competitions and new projects for radio and online drama
Right Between the Ears guidelines for radio comedy series
Shoestring Radio Theater
Sonic Society radio drama online, with submission guidelines an online paying market for written and audio work
Suggesting Story Ideas to NPR an experiment in submission of new and fresh material for public radio
Virtually Audio internet radio drama site of American fiction and non-fiction
Wireless Theatre Company
Writing Drama or Comedy for BBC Radio 4
Writing for Radio for radio news reporters and writers
The Yiddish Radio Project the forgotten history of Yiddish radio in America, by Henry Sapoznik
ZBS the premier producer of imaginative radio plays