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Theatre: Online Resources

Online Resources

State and National Resources

Global Shakespeare

The Global Shakespeare's Video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field. The idea that Shakespeare is a global author has taken many forms since the building of the Globe playhouse. 


Internet Broadway Database

IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.


National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.


National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.


Broadway.com

Broadway.com contains the most complete editorial coverage of theater on the web, including the latest news, interviews with actors and playwrights, opening-night coverage, original theater reviews and video features. Broadway.com also offers current box office results, show synopses, credits and biographies and in-depth Tony Awards coverage. It also features online theater ticketing and phone sales. 

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Associations and Societies

American Alliance for Theater & Education 

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), among the most recognized arts education organizations, works to ensure that every young person experiences quality theatre arts in their lives provided by proficient, talented artists and educators.


American Association of Community Theatre

The American Association of Community Theatre serves both individuals and organizations by providing expertise, assistance and support, so that community theatres can provide the best possible theatrical experience for participants and audience alike.


American Society for Theatre Research

The American Society for Theatre Research is a U.S.-based professional organization that fosters scholarship on worldwide theatre and performance, both historical and contemporary.


American Theatre & Drama Society 

The American Theatre and Drama Society is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. 


Association for Theatre in Higher Education 

An advocate for the field of theatre and performance in higher education, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) serves as an intellectual and artistic center for producing new knowledge about theatre and performance-related disciplines, cultivating vital alliances with other scholarly and creative disciplines, linking with professional and community-based theatres, and promoting access and equity.


Dramatists Guild

The Dramatists Guild of America is the national, professional membership trade association of theatre writers including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.


Educational Theatre Association 

The international association for school theatre. Shaping lives through theatre education. Home of the International Thespian Society and the Educational Theatre Foundation.


International Thespian Society 

EdTA is an outgrowth of the International Thespian Society (ITS), the only theatre honorary of its kind for middle and high school students. Since 1929, ITS and its troupes have affirmed the quality of affiliated theatre programs, bringing credibility and distinction to both students and schools. Together, EdTA and ITS give theatre students, teachers, and professionals necessary support to grow their theatre programs and promote the importance of theatre education.


Stage Managers' Association 

he Stage Managers’ Association of the United States (SMA) is the only professional organization for working stage managers across the United States. Our mission is to recognize, advocate for, and provide continuing education and networking opportunities for stage managers across the USA. 

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