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Theatre information resources: Additional resources

Associations and organizations

Government information

  • British Columbia Arts Council: Provides support "for the arts and cultural community to achieve its creative, social and economic potential."
  • The Canada Council for the Arts: Awards grants and provides support to the performing arts. Includes a performing arts directory, with current information on presenters, festivals, contacts.
  • Canadian Heritage: Performing Arts: Government-wide programs, services and funding for the Performing Arts field.
  • Guide to Canadian arts grants. NX 705.5 C2 G75: Guide to government and private sources of financial assistance.



  • Directory of the arts. NX 120 C2 W5 Directory of the Arts in Canada.
  • The actor's handbook. 3rd ed. PN 2065 A29 1998 Annotated listing of British schools, theatres, festivals and organizations.
  • The arts resource book. NX 705.5 C22 B753 1991
  • The Directors directory. PN 2308.5 C34 1999 Catalogue of equity directors & choreographers from across Canada.
  • Directory of doctoral programs in theatre studies, performance studies, and dance. PN 2078 U6 D57 1999
  • Facilities directory. 4 vol PN 1589 C2 F3 1988 Lists performing facilities throughout Canada.
  • Money for performing artists. PN 2293 E35 M66 1992
  • Now what?: the guide to post-secondary theatre training in Canada. PN 2078 C3 N68 2000
  • Peterson's graduate & professional programs series. L 901 A561 2009 Book 2 Section 23: Music, dance and drama.
  • Theatre directory. PN 2289 T54 2007/2008 A guide to over 400 not-for-profit professional theatres and arts organizations across the U.S.
  • The theatre listing. PN 2304 T44 A directory of professional theatre in Canada.
  • Vancouver arts directory. NX 120 V3 C5


General websites


  • Asian American Drama. Over 250 plays documenting the Asian American experience as dramatized in works by writers from the 18th century to the present. Includes biographies, a performance database, production details, and associated visual resources, including photos, playbills, and manuscript images.
  • The best American short playsPN 6120 A4 B441 1990-
  • The best plays of… PN 6112 B4512 1992-
  • Black Drama. Over 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 150 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries, almost a quarter of which are previously unpublished.
  • CBCA Fulltext Reference Search the Subject Plays to find playscripts published in magazines.
  • Canadian periodical index. FC 1 C3584 1920-. Search by the subject Dramas to find playscripts published in magazines.
  • Drury's guide to best plays. PN 6111 Z93 1987
  • The English Server Drama Collection. "This site contains a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism and links to other sites concerned with theatre. It publishes both classic and contemporary works."
  • North American Women's Drama. 1,500 plays by women from the United States and Canada written from colonial times to the present.
  • Ottemiller's index to plays in collections. PN 6111 Z96 1988
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama. Contains 834 plays by 124 playwrights, together with detailed, information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
  • The ultimate scene and monologue sourcebook : an actor's guide to over 1,000 monologues and scenes from more than 300 contemporary plays. PN 2080 H66 2007