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How to Work in Theatre

There are many places in this area allowing for open auditions. Here is a list of a few to get you started.


Silver Dollar City

Springfield Little Theatre (Auditions)

Springfield Contemporary Theatre

To prepare for an audition you may need a monologue or scene prepared. You may need to audition for back stage work as well. Here are some books to get you on the right track.

Acting Books

Neil Simon Monologues

Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2004

Best Men's Stage Monologues of 2004

Blumenfeld's Dictionary of Acting and Show Business by Robert Blumenfeld

Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit by Squire Fridell

Back Stage Books

Automated Lighting: the Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, Broadcast, and Entertainment by Richard Cadena

Scene Design and Stage Lighting by W. Oren Parker, R. Craig Wolf, Dick Block

Costumes and Scenery for Amateurs; a Practical Working Handbook by Constance D'Arcy Mackay

Need to take a few courses? Or maybe you would like to get a degree in theatre? Look at these local schools and their theatre classes for more information.


Department of Theatre and Dance at Missouri State University

Theater Department at Drury University

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