Online Theatre Resources

Here is a brief list of some online theatre education resources:

Online resources:

EDTA Theatre Educator Pro: Educational Theatre Association’s Online Educator Professional Development

Drama Teacher Academy: TheatreFolk’s Teacher resource

BYU Theatre Education Database: BYU’s Database

Daily 8 Count: Brian Curl’s resource for Theatre Movement

Folger Library: Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. 

American Theatre Wing: Multiple resources with multimedia content

American Theatre Magazine: Many back issues

Stage Directions (magazine): Lots of content including a resource page

playbill.com: Rich multimedia website

Pinterest: Pages and pages of theater related boards

Youthplays: YouthPLAYS website has a lot of scenes and monologues that are free for classroom and audition use:
https://www.youthplays.com/monologues.php
https://www.youthplays.com/scenes.php

Playscripts: You can read samples of plays. Have the students read a play and predict the ending.

Momentum Stage: Some online play resources

Plays that can be read online

Facebook Groups: (Facebook Groups with educator content)

High School Theatre Directors and Teachers: A Theatre Educator Group

Technical Theatre Educators: A robust community of educators focused on technical theatre

Teaching Theatre Online: Covid-19: A specific group for this time in our lives

Podcasts:

Broadway Podcast Network: a collection of theatre specific podcasts

Broadway Backstory: a podcast about the genesis of your favorite shows

UnabashED Theatre Podcast:  A no-nonsene, brutally honest dialogue about theatre education in the US.

Youtube:

American Theatre Wing: A great resource! Many videos. Check out “Working in Theatre!”

National Theatre: The National Theatre of Great Britain. Check out “How We Made That”

Crash Course Theatre and Drama

PVIMPROV Paul Vaillancourt is a veteran improvisor who embodies group mind.

TED: Technology, Education, Design; Great talks from the greatest minds around the planet. Search for Theatre and see all the relevant talks.

Folger Library: Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. 

Lookingglass Theatre: Physical, aurally rich, visually metaphoric story-centric theatre in the Water Tower Water Works on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Go behind the scenes, listen to artists interviews, and see trailers for upcoming productions all on Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s YouTube Channel. Thanks for visiting.