Whether you are a seasoned professional, a first-year drama teacher, or a young actress auditioning for a small part in your local community theater, these tools will enhance your theatrical experience.
- Open Scenes
- Open Scenes, Continued
- Stage Combat: Making the Fight Look Right
- Story Theatre
- How to Read Dramatic Literature
- How to Memorize Lines
- How to "Nail the Audition"
- How to "Cold Read" a Script
- How to Perform a Monologue
- Develop Your Characters
- Monologues and Audition Pieces
- Drama Skills in Other Classes
- How to Tell Stage Left from Stage Right
Theatre happens because of a multitude of collaborators. Watch this section for articles about the behind-the-scenes jobs and workers.
Guidelines for attending live theatre
- Taking a Child to the Theatre: Choosing a Performance
- Taking a Child to the Theatre: Preparing for the Performance
- Taking a Child to the Theatre: Enjoying the Performance
- Baby Theatre
Monologues and Scenes
Looking for free monologues, scenes and one-act plays? You've come to the right place. Explore our ever-growing library of dramatic and comedic monologues.
- Seven Monologues for Young Females
- 8 Scenes for HS and College Actors from "I and You"
- Comedic Monologues for Women
- Comedic Monologues for Men
- Mother Character Monologues
- Classic Monologues from Ancient Greece
- Dramatic Monologues by Robert Browning
- Monologues by Anton Chekhov
- Monologues by George Bernard Shaw
- Monologues by Henrik Ibsen
Resources for Drama Teachers
These exercises will energize actors and drama students. Directors and instructors can use these resources to get the most of their rehearsals.
- "Next!" An Improv Theatre Game
- Find the Perfect Play
- How to Create Stage Directions
- Ice-Breakers and Warm-Up Exercises
- Enunciation Exercises
- List of Improvisation Games
- Fun Ways to Analyze Plays
- Teaching Drama Class to Tweens
- Drama Activities for Young Children
Study Guides for Classic Plays
Taking an English course? If so, there's a good chance your professor will assign a play or two. Don't worry! With a little help from our ever-growing library of study resources, you'll be astounding your teacher in no time.
- "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller
- "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
- "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen
- "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams