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: Guide to government and private sources of financial assistance. [print]



  • Directory of the arts -- Directory of the Arts in Canada [print]
  • The actor's handbook. 3rd ed -- Annotated listing of British schools, theatres, festivals and organizations [print]
  • The arts resource book [print]
  • The Directors directory -- Catalogue of equity directors & choreographers from across Canada [print]
  • Directory of doctoral programs in theatre studies, performance studies, and dance [print]
  • Facilities directory. 4 vol -- Lists performing facilities throughout Canada [print]
  • Money for performing artists [print]
  • Now what? the guide to post-secondary theatre training in Canada [print]
  • Theatre directory: A guide to over 400 not-for-profit professional theatres and arts organizations across the US [print]
  • The theatre listing -- A directory of professional theatre in Canada [print]
  • Vancouver arts directory [print]


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 plays [print]
  • The best plays of… [print]
  • 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English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora countries, almost a quarter of which are previously unpublished.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: Search by the subject Dramas to find playscripts published in magazines [print]
  • Drury's guide to best plays [print]
  • 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 [print]
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama: Contains 834 plays by 124 playwrights, together with detailed, information on related productions, theatres, 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 [print]