For over 50 years, Backstage has served as the #1 resource for performers to find work while helping talent-seekers move their projects forward. Our 100,000+ members represent a powerful network of entertainment professionals who leverage our unlimited submissions, best-in-class casting tools, and more performance roles than any other casting service.
IBDB provides a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all "title page" information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theatres and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway.
Provides access to dance companies, orchestras, opera companies, choral groups, theater companies, series, festivals and performing arts facilities across the nation, as well as at the regional, state and local levels. Profiles include links to websites, contact information, mission statements, affiliations, facility type and capacity, annual attendance, and more.
Local resources for auditions, training, and networking.
Studio Acting Conservatory unites a diverse community of like-minded individuals to unleash their full creative potential through quality, rigorous, and time-honored training. The Conservatory also serves as a bridge to the broader world of theater to maintain current and continued best-in-class training for the modern actor.
ACA's inclusice classical MFA program is a joint venture between the Shakespeare Theater Company and George Washington University. Classes in Acting, Text & Rhetoric, Voice, Speech, Mask, Movement, and Stage Combat make up the core of the curriculum.
Round House Theatre’s classes for adults welcome all actors, aspiring actors, and those interested in learning more about the art of theatre. Whether you are interested in becoming a better actor, being more confident interacting with your peers, or learning more about the process of theatre, there is a place for you in one of our adult classes.
National and International Professional Associations and Organizations
National and international organizations for networking, advocating, and training.
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers nationwide. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
American Theatre Wing invests in brave work, supports creative growth, and celebrates excellence to bring inclusive stories to our national culture through theatre. Founded in 1917 on the eve of America’s entry into World War I by seven suffragists, American Theatre Wing has spent a century using theatre to advance human experience, empathy and cultural growth like never before.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, leads for a just and thriving theatre ecology. TCG offers networking and knowledge-building opportunities through research, communications, and events, including the annual TCG National Conference, one of the largest nationwide gatherings of theatre people; awards grants and scholarships to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and through the Global Theater Initiative, TCG believes its vision of “a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre” can be achieved through individual and collective action, adaptive and responsive leadership, and equitable representation in all areas of practice.
TYA/USA is the leading national organization for the professional field of theatre for children and families, representing over 1,000 member theatres, organizations, and individual artists across 47 states. Dedicated to ensuring that all young people have access to high-quality theatre experiences, TYA/USA offers a variety of programming and provides a network of exchange that connects professionals working across the industry.
Fitzmaurice Voicework combines adaptations of classical voice training techniques with modifications of yoga, shiatsu, bioenergetics, energy work, and many other disciplines. This integration serves to harmonize the voluntary and involuntary aspects of the nervous system, and the voice.
Linklater Voice takes you through a series of step-by-step practical exercises that include relaxation, awareness of breathing, the experience of voice vibrating in the body, how to open the throat, the development of resonance and range, and the articulating activity of lips and tongue. As you awaken your voice consciousness you will discover the expressive potential of the human voice and release your own eloquence.