Acting Teacher • Coach • Actor • Director • Writer

“I have known Rita Litton for many years. She is a pioneer in the area of helping young people get the best kind of acting training to prepare them for a career in film, TV and theatre. I have featured Rita in a chapter in the book I co-authored "How to Be a Working Actor." If anyone knows how to give young people an overview of what it takes to audition and be prepared for the world of show business, Rita does. Her alums are featured in series, films, and of course on stage.”

Mari Lyn Henry (Mari Lyn Henry is a career coach, teacher, and former director of casting for ABC-TV.)


Scripts / Plays / Monologues

A complete guide of downloadable monologues 

The Drama Book Shop, Inc., 250 West 40th St. NY, NY 10018. (212)-944-0595
A source for materials on all aspects of the performing arts, plays, biographies and monologue collections.

Sheet Music Plus
Over 366,000 sheet music titles including classical sheet music, guitar tabs, and songbooks.

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Provides the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise for nearly 70 years.

Samuel French Inc.
Founded in 1830, pioneered the concept of providing published scripts to theatrical producing groups throughout the world.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare
The Web's first edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Courtesy of MIT.
The best free Shakespeare source for plays, news, reviews, and discussion. 

Shakespeare’s Monologues
Free resource of monologues for men and women, by play, category (comedic or dramatic.).

Recommended Reading

Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part, by Michael Shurtleff

Challenge for the Actor, by Uta Hagen, Scribner Book Co.

The New Sitcom Career Book, by Mary Lou Belli and Phil Ramuno.

How to be a Working Actor, by Mari Lyn Henry and Lynne Rogers. Learn about audition techniques, regional markets, tools of the trade, and more.

Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide, by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Lenney.

More? See Reading List

Resources for Actors

Actors’ Equity Association, the 'theater actor's union', has negotiated minimum wages and working conditions, administered contracts, and enforced the provisions of our various agreements with theatrical employers across the country for ninety years.

SAG-AFTRAis a labor union recently merging Screen Actor's Guild with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both unions were formed in the 1930's with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists.

The Internet Movie Database has, since 1990, provided useful and up to date movie information freely available online across as many platforms as possible.

The Internet Broadway Database, ( IBDB archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics.

Reproductions, at 70 West 40th Street in Manhattan, gives you quality headshot photography in quantity.—An online resource for actors, providing insights and casting news.—news, articles, casting information, and features for the aspiring or working actor.

Educational Theater Association, an organization for theater educators, artists, arts advocates, andy anyone else involved in theater as a lifelong learning activity.

National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts --arts recognition and talent search, dedicated to empowering the arts for America’s future.

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