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  • New York Times Theater
    This sub-site of the New York Times provides reviews and news as well as Broadway, off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway show listings. Critics also weigh in on their favorite shows currently playing on stage.
  • Official London Theatre Guide
    The self-explicit titled site is provided by the Society of London Theatre. This guide supplies latest theater news, show information, ticket purchasing, statistics, and more.
    PlayBill provides international theater news, blogs, discounted tickets, statistics on Broadway earnings, gossip, and more. PlayBill also has a keyword-searchable awards database. Types of awards that are covered include Obie, Pulitzer Prize, and Tony.
  • Southeast Theater Conference, Inc.
    This website contains information about and for the 10 Southeast states included in the conference. Details on the annual convention, list of publication resources, scholarships, auditions, and jobs are supplied. A good resource for theater professionals in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
  • Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
    TCG was established through a grant from the Ford Foundation. The website is the online presence of TCG which promotes interaction between various types of theater groups; TCG's site contains access to its various publications including free access to American Theatre Magazine. Grant information, tools and research, and details on various events are available. A solid resource for participants in theater profession.

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  • American Alliance for Theatre and Education
    An association for theater artists and educators, American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to theater and education. It serves a variety of professions including play-writes, theater directors, theater scholars, and arts integration specialists.
  • The American Society for Theatre Research
    The American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR) is a professional organization. It works with the Theatre Library Association and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. The mission is to "encourage theatre scholarship." ASTR also publishes Theatre Survey.
  • The Association of Theatre Movement Education
    This association promotes theater movement training standards and the necessity of theater movement training for actors. The Association of Theatre Movement Education (ATME) examines movement, physical action, stunts, physical comedy and more within the realm of theater studies. It has biannual newsletter available for free and recently launched a digital journal.
  • The Association for Theatre in Higher Education
    Helping link members with others in a similar profession or organization in order to develop new information and research on theater, this association serves colleges, universities, students, administration, faculty, and other theater professionals. The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) holds an annual conference for members. It also created the ATHE Interactive Theatre Script Database, available for use after creating a user account. Publishes Theatre Journal and Theatre Topics
  • North American Drama Therapy Association
    The North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) uses theater and drama as a therapeutic tool for those who have suffered from abuse, mental disorders, or have committed felonies. The association enforces standards and maintains educational requirements for drama therapists. It also hosts an annual conference for members and publishes Dramascope, a journal focusing on committee reports, events, book reviews, networking, and more.
  • University / Resident Theatre Association
    The goal of University / Resident Theatre Association (URTA) is to connect educational programs with professional theater and performing arts professionals. URTA is designed to assist with audition information, job searching, and gaining graduate level training for both students and theater professionals. It is geared toward those trying to break into the business.



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