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American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
A U.S.-based professional organization fostering scholarship on worldwide theater and performance, both historical and contemporary.
American Theatre Drama Society (ATDS)
Organization "dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts."
Dramatists Guild of America (DGA)
Established to aid dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
links to "the largest leading source for dramatic literature."
Theatre Library Association (TLA)
Supports librarians and archivists affiliated with theater, dance, performance studies, popular entertainment, motion picture, and broadcasting collections. TLA fosters creative and ethical use of performing arts materials to enhance research, live performance, and scholarly communication. Founded in 1937,
links to edition scripts of productions (click on scripts).
A leading hub for innovative contemporary theater founded in New York in 1975. Bookshop
links to playtexts of Soho Rep. productions.
Theater Company Residencies
Ma-Yi Theater Company
Organization founded in New York in 1989dedicated to developing and producing new and innovative plays by Asian American writers.
One of the country’s leading playwright centers and a nationally recognized new play laboratory founded in New York in 1949.
Signature Theatre: Current Playwrights and Residencies
Dedicates each season to the work of one playwright The company's three residency programs allow for as many as 11 Playwrights-in-Residence to produce work at the same time.