Acting Scenes and Tips
Acting Scenes
Site with extensive list of short scenes (3-5 minutes) for 2-person performance. Scripts are e-mailed once purchased - Cost per script is $1.99.
Acting! - A Student's guide
Do's and Don'ts When Creating a Character
Beverly Hills Playhouse - Acting Scenes Database
a database of over 700 acting scenes to be performed in acting class. Under advanced search you can search scenes by category (comedy scenes, drama scenes), era, material source, geographic region, or the relationship of the characters. Scenes are FREE to download and may provide some great ideas for Duo-HI-DI competition
Developing Your Character’s Physicality from Head to Toe
No matter whether you are performing a mime piece, tableau, monologue, or scene, your physicality is part of your “actor’s toolkit.” Physicality, along with your voice and imagination, helps you to tell a story. As an actor, it is important to develop your character’s physicality so that it is different from your own.
Funantics Kids Theater Scripts
Humorous children's and all ages theatre scripts and puppet plays - Low cost or royalty free. - All plays written by Jeannette Jaquish.
Internet Broadway Database
Provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics.
Josef Weinberger Plays
Informational international theatre site (Frankfurt, Vienna, and London) that provides a synopsis of plays and musicals. Source information provided, but no ordering options.
Lortel Archives
The Internet Off-Broadway Database. Each production entry includes all available credits and production information as well as window card photos, actor biographies and photos, and additional interesting facts regarding the production.
New Theatre Publications
A Not-For-Profit organization whose aims are to cut out the middle-men and profit-makers from the world of Theatre Publishing and give individual playwrights the opportunity to take greater control and responsibility in the marketing of their work. you CANNOT download the plays direct from this site. email us or fill in the catalogue form and they will email a reading copy to you in Zipped pdf format.
ProPlay: Professional Stage Plays on the Web
ProPlay is the premier site on the web for online, professionally-produced stage plays. You may browse our play scripts by category or by playwright name. In many cases, the playwright has chosen to have the entire script posted; in all cases, substantial portions of the play may be read free-of-charge now.
Sandra Perlman, Guide to Plays
Full-text collection of plays by Sandra Perlman, an award-winning member of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights' Unit.
Screenplay - Online Script Library
Screenplays listed by title with full texts available on-line.
Script City
We sell screenplays that have been produced and some that are unreleased (never made). We do not sell scripts in development. The scripts are all photocopies of the original draft we stock. All screenplays we sell are for educational purposes only. No rights are given or implied.
Simply Scripts
Links to hundreds of free, downloadable Scripts, Movie Scripts, Screenplays, and Transcripts of Current, Classic and maybe a few Soon-to-be-Released Movies, Television, Anime, and Radio Shows.
Stage Page
The home of writer/actor Geralyn (aka "G.L.") Horton. This site offers more than 100 free monologues, scenes, and one-act plays by GLH for actors and directors to use as audition pieces and classroom exercises. Excerpts from longer dramas and comedies, plus reviews and essays by this passionately opinionated member of the online theater community, are posted here for reading.
The Eserver Drama Collection
Original plays and screenplays, criticism and links to other sites concerned with theatre. Publishes both classic and contemporary works. Full texts available on-line.
The Interp Store
Finding the perfect selection to perform can be difficult. The Interp Store is ready to make that daunting task easier for you! Each Forensics Anthology includes: Humorous Interpretation, Poetry Interpretation, Prose Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Duo Interpretation. The Interp Store also sells drama games, theatre related greeting cards and beautifully designed drama posters.
The Monologue Database
Suggested monologues from humorous and dramatic plays. Most are very short, designed for auditions or practice rather than performance.
The New York Theatre Experience
Connecting real audiences to real theatre in a virtual world. Includes reviews and news from Broadway.
Theatre History - Script Archive
International theatre - full text of plays available online. Full-length, One-acts, 10-minute plays and Monologues are indexed by category and title.
Wetmore Declamation Bureau
We have been publishing superior award winning speech material since 1923! Our cuttings from the classics are excellent. The majority of our selections have won many awards. Our high standards for publishing give you confidence there is no offensive language or controversial subject matter. We provide excellent speech material for classroom, competition, and public presentations.
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