Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- PN2055.A286 2017
"Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor."
The Directory of Theatre Training Programs: Profiles of College & Conservatory Programs throughout the United States
Search for undergraduate theatre programs in the United States. The database includes information about annual cost, campus setting (small town, suburban, medium city, urban), degree (B.F.A., B.A., B.S., A.A., Certificate), and major (acting, costume design, design & production, directing, dramaturgy, film & TV, lighting design, musical theatre, playwriting, scenic design, sound design, stage management, theatre, theatre education).
"A national guide to employment in regional & dinner theatres for performers (Equity & Non-Equity), designers, technicians & management, with internship opportunities for students. Including: hiring & casting procedures, seasons. Plus appendices of useful resources: union information, book reviews, guide to looking for work."
"A national guide to summer employment, combined auditions information, summer opportunity at over 350 summer theatres & 80 training programs; also theme parks, Renaissance Faires, outdoor drama, cruise lines. Hiring & casting procedures for apprenticeships, conservatory programs & internships. Plus: guidance in preparing for your summer audition & choosing the right summer theatre."
"Personnel information, including artistic directors, managing directors & board chairpersons for 466 theatres; complete personnel index; theatre addresses/business/FAX & box office phone numbers; email & website addresses; performance seasons; Actors' Equity Association contract information; Special Interests listing for all theatres; regional index listing by state, theatre index listing by budget size, listings for 71 arts resource organizations, including descriptions of their programs & services."
"Complete opportunities for playwrights, translators, composers, lyricists and librettists," including:
- Script Opportunities - not-for-profit professional theatres, playwriting contests, play publishers, literary magazines, small presses, conferences, festivals, workshops, programs, playwright groups, play development organizations
- Career Opportunities - agents, fellowships & grants, emergency funds, state arts agencies, colonies & residencies, membership & service organizations
- Resources - useful publications, online resources, submission calendar
- Special Interest Index - adaptations, African American theatre, Asian-American theatre, comedy, disabilities (theatre for & by people with disabilities), experimental theatre, gay & lesbian theatre, Hispanic/Latin American theatre, Jewish theatre, Media (film, radio, television), multicultural theatre, multimedia, musical theatre, Native American theatre, one-acts & short plays, performance art, religious/spiritual theatre, senior citizens, social-political theatre, solo performance, student/college submissions, translations, women's theatre, young audiences, young playwrights programs
- General Index
Performing Arts Career Directory: A Practical, One-Stop Guide to Getting a Job in Performing Arts
Directory of ministries of culture & funding agencies, supra-national organisations & networks, national organisation & resource centres, opera companies, orchestras, early music groups, choirs, drama, festivals, competitions, ballet & dance companies, venues, puppets, promoters, agents & producers, radio, television, recorded media, publications, arts administration & management courses, products & services, conferences & trade shows, further education
The Actor's Business Plan: a career guide for the acting life
by Jane Drake Brody
Call Number: UCF Rosen General Collection -- PN2055.B77 2015
"The Actor's Business Plan is a self-directed practical guide for actors, using the familiar language of actor training. It employs a unique five-year life/career plan, giving positive steps to a happy life as an actor and as a human. It answers the common complaint by students that they were not prepared for "showbiz" after graduation, and can be used by teachers as well as actors to solve this problem. It is a must-have book for actors who are determined to be a part of the professional world .Aimed at actors looking to work in the USA, and surveying NYC and LA among other cities, the book discusses not only the "biz," but also issues that can destroy many actors' careers prematurely. It provides in-depth knowledge of casting directors, agents, managers, unions, auditions, branding, marketing strategies, and much more."
Footlight Dreams: following your passion for a career in musical theatre a guide for performers, parents & teachers
by David Ladd
Call Number: UCF Rosen General Collection -- ML3795.L145 2011
"Veteran actor and educator David Ladd has created a practical guide for performers, teachers and parents to help the decision-making process for aspiring performers as they contemplate their futures in the theatre. Drawing on his experience as a singer/dancer/actor, including a sabbatical year in New York where he chronicled his challenges and successes, Ladd presents the full range of information a student would need before setting their sights on a music theatre career, including interviews from professional actors detailing the significant obstacles to success in the field, statistics on costs of housing, transportation and training, and the audition/casting process for a new, non-Equity performer. The final section of the book guides the reader as he/she explores their own career options, with thought-provoking questions, journaling opportunities and career resources, making this chapter especially useful for teachers working one-on-one with students or in the classroom."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- PN2091.S8 R475 2012
"Ten award-winning and current Broadway designers--five set designers, four lighting designers, and one projection designer--discuss the business aspects of the theatre world, sharing relevant insider information and strategies that will prove invaluable to aspiring and seasoned theatrical designers alike. Culled from years of experience, the information offered in these enlightening conversations will strengthen readers' understanding of how designing in the commercial theatre is different from designing in an academic setting or not-for-profit theatres. The conversations are accompanied by designer sketches, finished drawings, technical plates of drafting, photos of scale models, storyboards illustrating multi-scene productions and unique lighting looks, and photos from Broadway and regional theatre productions."
Working in American Theatre: a brief history, career guide and resource book for over 1,000 theatres
by Jim Volz
Call Number: UCF Rosen General Collection -- PN2074.V65 2011
"This is the indispensable career guide for anyone interested in the theatre: the complete A to Z culled from industry expert Jim Volz's experience and interviews with many voices in the theatre community. This guide is your first port of call from how to get your foot in the door to where, when and how to advance your career. In addition to advice, inspiration and strategies for all working practitioners, not just actors, it also features extensive listings and directories for regional companies, commercial theatre, festivals, touring companies, university theatres and children's productions."