Welcome to the Live Arts Theatre Resources page!

We hope you find them helpful. If you have a resource you would like for us to add to this page, please send it to

board development

Board Source (free resources and articles on board building and management)
Joan Garry
(great blog on nonprofit management and board development, podcasts and free resources)

For community theatres

American Association of community theatres

professional development

GA Theatre Conference
Southeastern Theatre Conference


Complete Works of Shakespeare (maintained by MIT, site contains full text of all plays, poems, and sonnets)
Folger Shakespeare Library (official site of the Folger Shakespeare library. Lots of different information)
No Fear Shakespeare
series (features full text of plays with modern translation to the left)
Shakespearean Insult Generator (just for fun, generates insults from Shakespeare’s plays)
Shakespeare Online (full text of all plays, information on theatres, biography, and history of plays. Lots of great information)
Shakespeare’s Words (full text of all plays and poems, chronological listing of plays, searchable glossary)
Stage Milks’ list of top Female Shakespeare Monologues (listed by play, act, scene, and character)
Stage Milks’ list of top Male Shakespeare Monologues (listed by play, act, scene, and character)

teaching theatre

Copyright lessons
The improv encyclopedia

technical resources

Lighting Manuals:

Congo Family
ETC Element
ETC Express
Whole HOG 2


THEATRE history

A Basic History of the Theatre (lots of fun links here)