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Acting Industry Info

Student Actor Resources

Recommended Reading

A Discussion of Character

What's Your Type?


Let us help you make it a little less scary.

SCAMS & How To Avoid Them


Action Verb List

1 Page Script Breakdown

3 Page Script Breakdown

Info on the Biz

Who's Who in the Acting Business

Talent Agents

Casting Directors

Terms to know

Headshot Photographers

Student Film Information

The Illinois Film Office

Chicago Film Office

Women in Film Chicago

SAG Indie

Audition Sites

Theatre In Chicago: Guide to what's happening right now, reviews & auditions.

Two Birds Casting: Casting Theatre

BlueMoonPlays: Database of contemporary monologues


Theatre Reviews

Chicago Reader: Local reviews

Curtain Up: Review site for plays NY, DC, LA
Theatre Reviews Limited: Theatre reviews around the U.S.

Aisle Say: Internet magazine of stage reviews and opinions

Research Sites

Assignment Editor: Research site connects with many newspapers worldwide
Britannica: The encyclopedia
Cybereditions: Criticism, debate and lots of links




More Great Links

IMDB: Search site for actors & films

IBDB: The official source for Broadway information
Playbill On-Line: The theatre source on the web for Broadway theater information
The Saints: Chicago volunteers for the Performing Arts
What's On Stage: London theatre tickets, discounts, news and reviews

International Dialects of English Archive: Great resource of dialects



Industry Interviews

Jane Alderman

Adam Belcuore

Jane Brody

Richard Corley

Adrianne Cury

Erica Daniels

Kate DeVore

Barbara Gaines

Dawn Gray

Bob Schroeder

Kimberly Senior

Bruce Terris

Jenny Wilson



Professional Unions

Actors Equity





Broadway Play Publishing

Dramatists Play Service

Playscripts, Inc.

Samuel French

Smith & Kraus




Screenwriter/Playwright Sites

BlueCat: International screenwriting competition

Sam Shepard Web Site
New Dramatists: Playwright site

Chicago Dramatists: Chicago Theatre dedicated to new playwrights with workshops and classes.



Career Tips & Advice

12 Questions to Ask When Seeking Agent Representation


12 Secrets Every Actor Should Know


10 Wardrobe Essentials for Commercial Auditioning


8 Tips For Finding Great Monologues


Getting Great Headshots


Audition for Film

Sound Advice for the Teen Actor



Guide to Theatre & the Arts in Chicago

Centerstage: Guide to shows in Chicago

Goldstar: Discount tix

Metromix: Info on plays, clubs, music, galleries, movies and dining

Theatre In Chicago: Guide to what's happening right now, reviews & auditions.

Reel Chicago: Chicago visual media news a must for actors wanting to know what's going on and who's doing what.

Chicago Creative Directory:

Directory of Chicago creative professionals, producers, directors, media, etc.

Theatermania: Theatre reviews, synopsis, casts, etc.

League of Chicago Theatres: A complete list of theatres in Chicago as well as tickets, resources, auditions and more!










The relationship between the Actors - Moments of Discovery for the Actor in the Scene - The Actors motivating Importance - Finding the Humor in the Scene during the Audition process - Secrets in Acting - The Moment Before the Scene starts - Mystery in the Scene - Finding the "Opposites" in the monologue
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