The Department of Theatre & Communication Arts has compiled the following links to professional resources, graduate programs, summer stock opportunities, and other career resources in theatre for student use.
Backstage (www.backstage.com): The online site for Backstage and Backstage West publication. Features casting notices, actor resume, photos, resources and articles.
Now Casting (www.nowcasting.com): Submit headshots and resumes for acting work in film, television, commercials, industrials, print, theatre and more in the Los Angeles area. Also a resource good for submitting to agencies and managers that are looking to acquire new talent. A variety of packages are available at a nominal fee that include a variety of additional materials such as your "actor reel" and voice over samples. Also includes LA traffic reports and daily trade info.
Actors Access/Breakdown Services, Ltd. (www.actorsaccess.com): A regional/national online site for finding acting work in film, television, theatre, and more. Post and submit your headshots and resumes via the internet and receive email notification for upcoming auditions. Additional services available for additional charges.
Casting Networks/LA Casting (www.lacasting.com): Another site for submitting electronic headshots and resumes for acting work in the Los Angeles area. Receive text-message and email notifications for auditions. Sides are available to peruse if you have a subscription.
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) (www.athe.org): The Association for Theatre in Higher Education is an organization of individuals and institutions that provides vision and leadership for the profession and promotes excellence in theatre education. ATHE actively supports scholarship through teaching, research and practice and serves as a collective voice for its mission through its publications, conferences, advocacy, projects, and through collaborative efforts with other organizations.
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) (www.usitt.org): The homepage for artists focused on the development of theatre technology.
ArtSEARCH “The National Employment Bulletin for the Arts (www.tcg.org/artsearch): A complete listing of all theatre and performing arts jobs and internship opportunities available in the United States .
Actors Equity Association (AEA) (www.actorsequity.org): The homepage of the major union representing professional actors and stage managers, this site contains a vast amount of information on rules and guidelines governing professional actors and stage managers.
Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) (www.sagaftra.org): The homepage for the major union of actors doing work for television and film.
University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) (www.urta.com): The homepage for students looking to continue their education by pursuing graduate studies in all aspects of theatre: acting, directing, scenic design, lighting design, costume design, technical direction, sound design, theatre history, and more.
TVI Actors Studio (www.tvistudios.com): This nationwide actor resource center also has offices in New York City and Los Angeles and provides training for young actors who are breaking into the business following graduation.
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) (www.iatse-intl.org): the international site for the union of theatrical stage hands and employees.
Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) (www.safd.org): the homepage for fight directors and choreographers, including information about training, workshops, and certification.
Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers (www.ssdc.org): the homepage for the major union of stage directors and choreographers.