Audition Monologues: Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and The Drama Book Shop (www.dramabookshop.com) have monologue collections for teens. ACTeen accepts monologues from plays, films, and monologue collections. Some students search online under “teen monologues” and find unique selections. Monologues should be memorized and two minutes or less. Look for material in your age range, that you can relate to easily.
"Audition" course ---you can order “Ascension Day” by Timothy Mason for the Audition course online at Dramatists Play Service, Inc. and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon at Samuel French Inc. Both of these plays are also carried (for a slightly higher cost) at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th St. NY, NY 10018. (212)-944-0595 (see below).
Sheet Music Plus has over 366,000 sheet music titles including classical sheet music, guitar tabs, and songbooks.
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise for nearly 70 years.
Samuel French Inc., founded in 1830,pioneered the concept of providing published scripts to theatrical producing groups throughout the world.
How to be a Working Actor, by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers. Learn about audition techniques, regional markets, tools of the trade, and more.
Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part, by Michael Shurtleff,
Challenge for the Actor, by Uta Hagen, Scribner Book Co.
More?… See ACTeen’s Reading List
Resources for Actors
Backstage.com—An online resource for actors, providing insights and casting news.
Showbusinessweekly.com—news, articles, casting information, and features for the aspiring or working actor.
Educational Theater Association, an organization for theater educators, artists, arts advocates, andy anyone else involved in theater as a lifelong learning activity
National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts arts recognition and talent search, dedicated to empowering the arts for America’s future
The Internet Movie Database has, since 1990, provided useful and up to date movie information freely available online across as many platforms as possible.
The Internet Broadway Database, (www.ibdb.com) IBDB archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics.
Actors’ Equity has negotiated minimum wages and working conditions, administered contracts, and enforced the provisions of our various agreements with theatrical employers across the country for ninety years.
The Screen Actors’ Guild is a labor union founded in 1933 to protect performers.
The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists represents radio artists, news broadcasters, and television performers.
Actingbiz provides free acting and casting resources for actors and actresses of all ages. Includes articles about auditions, talent
agents, managers, casting directors, and becoming a movie extra. Provides casting notices, Hollywood news, advice about auditions, open casting calls, and more.
newyorkacting.com - Acting community to find acting jobs, audition tips on "how to become an actor" as well as open casting calls and acting auditions in the New York area.
Weist-Barron, the first on-camera adult acting school in America, casting service, and our studio landlord.
Reproductions, at 70 West 40th Street in Manhattan, gives you quality headshot photography in quantity.