Recommended Links and Reading

These are websites and books that we recommend for further investigation.  

The publishing company created by the founders of, offering the best plays and musicals for young actors and audiences.  There is also a substantial collection of free monologues for teen actors (and others), a playwriting blog and more.  Read scripts either as digital copies or as printed acting editions.

Stage Writers Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists 
The very best book on the business of playwriting. 

The Write Consultant 
Consulting for writers of plays and screenplays by co-founder Jonathan Dorf.

Actors Equity Assocation 

The Dramatists Guild of America

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

Educational Theatre Association
Professional organization for theatre educators.  Also responsible for the International Thespian Society, which has thousands of member troupes producing theatre worldwide.

International School Theatre Association
The membership organization for international school drama programs, with support for both their educators and students.