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FIND OUT MORE theatre career opportunities by visiting these great theatre websites:
ArtSEARCH –The National Employment Bulletin for theArts (www.tcg.org/artsearch): a complete listing of all theatre and performing arts jobs and internship opportunities available in the United States . UW-Parkside students have special access to paid listings.
Playbill on Line (www.playbill.com): a complete listing of major theatre news and events across the nation, including production information, Theatre Central Links, and discounted tickets to most major productions.
Theatre Jobs (www.theatrejobs.com): a very complete site theatre link that connects job seekers with employers and provides helpful resources on auditions, resumes, and career development.
Backstage.com (www.backstage.com): features performance news, audition announcements, technical opportunities, and career support services for both New York and Los Angeles.
Backstagejobs.com (www.backstagejobs.com): free job listings for all behind-the-scenes jobs in live entertainment.
McCoy’s Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies (www.stetson.edu/departments/csata/thr_guid.html): an extensive guide to internet resources and links in theatre and performance studies. This site contains almost every link to theatre-related materials and careers opportunities.
U.S. Department of Labor Statistics: Outlook for Actors, Directors, and Producers (www.bls.gov/oco/ocos093.htm): The US government’s official outlook on the state of theatre employment and salaries.
Artslynx (www.artslynx.org): detailed listing of international theatre resources and career opportunities with links to most famous theatres worldwide.
American Theatre Works (www.theatredirectories.com): a non-profit organization that publishes a variety of theatre directories.
The Performing Arts Career Guide (www.khake.com): provides detailed job description of every major career available in the performing arts, as well as helpful links to other theatre sites.
The American Theatre Wing’s Guide to Careers in the Theatre (www.americantheatrewing.org): Created in partnership wit the Lincoln Center Library, this vast site consists of printed and video interviews with theatre professionals in over 30 different aspects of the art form. Many helpful theatre articles and related website links are provided.
Career Services at Rutgers (careerservices.rutgers.edu): This Rutgers University website features an extensive free career services guide, including information on theatre careers as well as general information on choosing a college majors.
American Alliance for Theatre & Education (www.aate.com): This site for America’s largest organization of theatre educators has many helpful articles and links to training and career-related sites.
League of American Theatres and Producers (www.broadway.org): This is the official site of Broadway, Off Broadway, and major regional theatres in America , covering shows playing in over 140 cities.
Showbiz Jobs (www.showbizjobs.com): has both free and paid services for job hunting and resume posting.
The Theatre Development Fund (www.tdf.org): this site contains the latest Broadway theatre news and offers discount tickets through its famed TKTS booth.
American Association of Community Theatre (www.aact.org): the homepage of the association of community theatres across the nation, providing a forum for education and collaboration.
Musicaltheatreaudition.com (www.musicaltheatreaudition.com): an amazing musical theatre resource which includes audition information, advice, and extensive descriptions of musicals and audition pieces that work for a wide variety of actor/singer/dancers.
OpenOffice.org (www.openoffice.org): this FREE site includes various program resources for word processing, web page development, and simple conversions to PDF documents.
CollegeView.Com (www.collegeview.com): an informative site that provides information about choosing careers and majors, with a special section on the performing arts.
Fastweb.com (www.fastweb.com): a vast site that provides information and applications for scholarships available to students nationwide, including scholarships in theatre arts.
Internships.com (www.internships.com): a nationwide resource for connecting student interns with internship opportunities, including many in the performing arts.
Internweb.com (www.internweb.com): a centralized clearing house for internship opportunities.
Globalexperiences.com (www.globalexperiences.com): this comprehensive worldwide site provides students with a vast array of international student abroad and internship opportunities.
Links to Major Professional Theatre Unions and Organizations
Actors Equity Association (AEA) (www.actorsequity.org): the homepage of the major union representing professional actors and stage managers, this site contains a vast amount of information on rules and guidelines governing professional actors and stage managers.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) (www.sag.org): the homepage for the major union of actors doing work for television and film.
The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA) (www.aftra.org): the homepage for the major union dealing with television and radio artists.
Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) (www.safd.org): the homepage for fight directors and choreographers, including information about training, workshops, and certification.
Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers (www.ssdc.org): the homepage for the major union of stage directors and choreographers.
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) (www.usitt.org): the homepage for artists focused on the development of theatre technology.
Chicago Theatre Website Resources
PerformInk (www.performink.com): Chicago’s official theatre newspaper that covers all aspects of the Chicago theatre scene, including shows in performance, auditions, and technical theatre job ads.
ActOne Studios (www.actone.com): Chicago’s oldest and most extensive actor training studio offering multiple classes in all aspects of performance and auditioning.
Breadline Theatre Group (www.breadline.org): Chicago’s newest actor training program offering classes in Meisner, movement, and “bold” experimental theatre.
The Actors Gymnasium (www.actorsgymnasium.com): This specialized actor training program focuses on circus performance, gymnastics, clowning, and stage combat.
The Artistic Home (www.theartistichome.org): This actor training academy focuses on Meisner training.
The Audition Studio (www.theauditionstudio.com): This 25 year old actor training academy offers audition classes for live theatre, television, film, radio, and commercial work.
Piven Theatre Workshop (www.piventheatre.org): This 30 year old Chicago training school and theatre focuses on theatre games, improvisation, and the production of new works. Programs also exist for director training.
TVI Actors Studio (www.tvistudios.com): This nationwide actor resource center also has offices in New York City and Los Angeles and provides training for young actors who are breaking into the business following graduation.
Victory Gardens Training Center (www.victorygardens.org): Winner of a Tony Award for Best American Regional Theatre, Victory Gardens focuses on the creation and production of new plays and offers an extensive array of courses in all aspects of acting.