Theatre: Acting/Performing

This guide provides links to basic theatre research: history, design, acting, production, scripts, videos, and careers.

Dialect Recordings and Resources on the Web

Here's a link to dialect recordings at Marriott Library.

Don't have a CD player? Check out a portable CD drive at the Marriott Library's Knowledge Commons Desk, plug it into your laptop, and use it to convert the portion of an audio CD you need to an MP3 file (for personal scholarship and research use only) using iTunes or Windows Media Player.

The links below are for free resources on the web. If you have others you'd like to recommend, send me an email.

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio allows you to create high-quality video recordings without having to know anything about lights, cameras, and microphones. Just bring a flash drive (to turn on the system and save your recordings) and push a single button.

OBS now has music playback capabilities! Bring a portable music device (smartphone, tablet, iPod), plug it the audio connector, and hit play. The recording system has a pre-amplifier that will reduce vocal pops! 

Perfect for recording your audition reels. Reserve your one-hour session today!


To find books highlighting audition techniques, audition pieces, and scenework, do a Subject search in the Usearch library catalog for one of the following, exact phrases:

Or, do a basic keyword search for the phrase "student actors"


To find a wide variety of books on acting theory and training, do a Subject search in the Usearch library catalog for one of the following, exact words:

Featured Acting Books:

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