Is there anything better than getting something for FREE? This week we have gathered 10 resources being offered to TheaterMakers that must be seen to be believed. From fundraising tools to the best app for pursuing perfect rhyme, here are some amazing free resources available to TheaterMakers right now!
Based in New York, Fractured Atlas helps individual artists and arts organizations by providing fundraising tools, educational resources, and personalized support so that artists can devote their effort to making art that matters to them and the world.
StreamYard is a live streaming studio right in your browser allowing you to interview guests, share your screen, and much more. The perfect tool for live interviews, StreamYard lets you have up to 10 people on the stream and you can stream to multiple platforms simultaneously! StreamYard works with Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Periscope, Twitch, and custom RTMP outputs. Go further than just responding to comments and questions. With StreamYard, you can show viewer comments on screen, making your audience feel extra special! As a bonus, the free trial does NOT require a credit card!
Since 1960, Backstage has served as the #1 resource for actors and performers to find high-quality roles to match their interests and career goals. Backstage boasts unlimited submissions, best-in-class casting tools, and more performance roles than any other casting service. Add your headshots, reels, and résumés to showcase your talent and get scouted by casting directors. Explore thousands of casting notices every day and find the perfect roles to advance your career.
Penny Templeton Studios is offering Free Sample Acting Classes that will teach some fundamental skills while allowing you to find out more about Penny Templeton Studio, what they teach, and how their famed “Acting Lions” have booked over 100 Series Regular Roles, Leading Roles in over 125 Feature Films and over 75 Broadway Shows.
Magnet Theater is currently offering free introductory classes to improv, musical improv, and storytelling. Since 2005, Magnet Theater has been at the epicenter of the city’s growing improv movement—and today is one of the most recognizable improv schools and theaters in the city. With critically acclaimed shows and classes in improv, musical improv, sketch, storytelling, and more every single night of the week, Magnet Theater may be the right place to test out your improv chops!
Social media, shopping, videos, games…these apps and websites are scientifically engineered to keep us hooked and coming back. The cost to your productivity, ability to focus and general well-being can be staggering. Well, good news for all of us focus-challenged TheaterMakers. Freedom is the app and website blocker for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Chrome that helps users reclaim focus and productivity. Try it for free now and enjoy the benefits of a distraction-free life.
Coursera is the global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere access to online courses and degrees from world-class universities and companies. Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. Coursera offers a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.
Considered a “must-have” app for lyricists, RhymeZone is a user-friendly app that not only offers extensive rhymes but synonyms, antonyms, quotes, definitions, near rhymes and lets you search for lyrics and poems in its extensive search options.
TheatreLinks provides links to websites containing glossaries of theatre-specific terms for teachers and students. Here you’ll find definitions for acting terms, technical terms covering stagecraft and production areas, improvisation terms, playwriting terms, and even historical terms for Greek and Roman theatre.
We saved the best for last! TheaterMakers’ goal has always been to help you get your show off the ground fast, so make sure you check out our extensive submissions page, webinars, or Sample Document Library and take advantage of the vast resources right at your fingertips. If you are looking for a community of TheaterMakers to ask questions, test material, or support, join our Facebook group here.
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