Industry Associations

Actors Equity Association Actors Equity is the union of American theatrical actors and stage managers.

American Association of Community Theatre Association representing the voice of over 7,000 community theatres across the US.

American Theatre Critics Association Organisation representing theatre critics in the United States.

Association of British Theatre Technicians Industry website for theatre technicians in the UK.

Black Theatre Network Organisation celebrating the beauty and complexity of black life on stage across America.

Directors’ Guild of America Professional association of American theatre directors.

Hispanic Organisation of Latin Actors American directory of hispanic talent.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Empoloyees Also representing moving picture technicians, artists and allied crafts in the USA and Canada, this asscoaition is an industry union acting on behalf of its many members.

International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People Established in 1965, this is a world network of theatre for children and young people.

International Centre for Women Playwrights Organisation dedicated to the support of women playwrights across the globe.

League of American Theatres and Producers Website with information about Broadway productions including audience demographics, top grossing shows, historical research and a wide variety of reports.

League of Historic American Theatres Founded in 1976, this international not-for-profit membership association is a network of people who appreciate the cultural and architectural heritage of historic theatres and who work locally and nationally to rehabilitate them to serve communities throughout North America and abroad.

New Dramatists Organisation dedicated to the American playwright.

Performance Studies International Professional association founded in 1997 to promote communication and exchange between scholars and practitioners working in the field of performance.

Performing Arts and Artists Worldwide Directory of website listings for visual and performing arts companies and artists worldwide.

The Dramatists Guild of America Professional assocation of playwrights, composers and lyricists.

The League of Off Braodway Theatres and Producers Organisation that supports and services the Off Broadway theatre industry.

The League of Resident Theatres Organisation promoting the general welfare of resident theatres in the United States.

The Playwrights’ Center Incubator of new work for the American stage and a powerful resource for playwrights.

The Society of British Theatre Designers Industry website for British theatre designers with a directory of contact numbers, image galleries for lighting and costume designs, training information etc.

The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Theatrical union representing American directors and choreographers.

The Stage Management Association UK Association representing professional stage management in the UK.

Theatre Communications Group Organisation aiming to strengthen, nurture and promote the not-for-profit professional American theatre.

Theatre Historical Society of America Organisation dedicated to documenting the rich heritage of historic theatres in the United States.

Theatre Library Assocaition Founded in 1937, the Theatre Library Association supports librarians and archivists affiliated with theatre, dance, performance studies, popular entertainment, motion picture and broadcasting collections. TLA promotes professional best practices in acquisition, organization, access and preservation of performing arts resources in libraries, archives, museums, private collections, and the digital environment. By producing publications, conferences, panels, and public events, TLA fosters creative and ethical use of performing arts materials to enhance research, live performance, and scholarly communication.

United Scenic Artists Organisation supporting American scenic designers and artists for the entertainment industry.

United States Institute for Theatre Technology The association of design, production, and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry in America.