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Resources below listed with a red leaf  Red leaf icon are accessible to AACT members only (you must be signed in to view these pages)


Red leaf icon AACTList email discussion group 

Ask a question, share ideas, or provide help via AACTList, the email discussion group for organizational members of AACT, providing a forum for problem solving and resource sharing among our member theatres. Once you’ve subscribed, you can post (or respond to) a question, or raise an issue with other AACT members via email. All discussions are archived, so you can check to see if your question or concern has been addressed previously.  Click here for access (you must be signed in as a member)


Green Leaf Icon Bylaws, Mission Statements, & Nonprofit Incorporation

Putting it together. You’ll find sample mission statements from theatres around the country, plus downloadable bylaw samples for a wide range of company types. In addition, there’s current information on nonprofit incorporation, including links to government and nonprofit resources. For this and related information, visit our Governance page.


Green Leaf Icon Job Listings

View or post job announcements—free of charge.   Whether you’re advertising an administrative, technical, support staff, or artistic position, you can include a job description, application details, contact information—even a link to your website for additional details. Click on the drop-down menu’s “Networking,” then “Job Postings” or use this direct link.


Green Leaf Icon  PlayFinder & more

We provide four ways to search for publishers and authors of plays and musicals, all on one page. On the drop-own menu, choose "Making Theatre," then "Production," then "Play Sources"--or use this direct link.


Green Leaf Icon Play Contests & Other Opportunities

Playwrights looking for companies that produce new plays can find a regularly updated listing here. If your company produces new plays and wants to get the word out, you can post information, as well. On the drop-down menu, go to "Making Theatre," then "Production," then "Play Contests," or click this direct link.


Red leaf icon Productions List (who's done what & how well they did) 

Maintained by AACT-member companies, the AACTivity Productions List tells you which plays and musicals are being produced around the country, and how well they fared financially.  On the drop-down menu, choose "Making Theatre," then "AACTivity Production List," or use this direct link (you must be signed in to access)


Red leaf icon Resource Library

Find hundreds of articles on a wide spectrum of topics of importance to community theatres and those who work in them.

Topics include: Acting & Directing, Administration & Management, Advocacy, Boards & Governance, Business & Legal Forms, Bylaws, Combat & Stage Fighting, Fundraising & Grants, House Management, Insurance, Job Descriptions, Marketing/PR, Publicity, Rights & Royalties, Technical Topics, and Volunteers.

To access the Resource Library, you must be signed in with your username and password.  On the drop-down menus, choose “Networking,” then “Resource Library," or click here (you must be signed in for access).


Red leaf icon Resource Roster

When you contact the Resource Roster, AACT will work to connect you with a professional or expert in community theatre to help you in virtually any theatre-related situation.


Green Leaf Icon Theatre People (basic job descriptions)

Our website’s most popular feature (according to Google) is our list of basic job descriptions for key positions in most theatre companies. Click on the drop-down menu’s “Making Theatre” then “Production,” then “Theatre People.” Or use this direct link.


Green Leaf Icon Theatre Quote Finder

Find quotes relating to all aspects of theatre, including Acting, Directing, Backstage, Critics, Fundraising, Lighting, Playwriting, Set Design, and more.  Access our searchable database via the drop-down menu under “Networking," or use this direct link.


Green Leaf Icon Theatre Terms

This database, open to all, provides over 1000 definitions of on- and off-stage terminology. On the drop-down menu, go to "Making Theatre," then "Production," then "Theatre Terms"-- or use this direct link.


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