Site includes databases of monologues and short scenes from plays and films.
American Theatre
Website of the American Theatre magazine, which covers theatrical trends and events, stage artists of every stripe, and economic and legislative developments affecting the arts.
Different Types of Theatre Productions
Whether you’re planning to start your own theatre project are looking to get into theatre as a form of entertainment, it would help to know the following kinds of theatre productions. A different, though overlapping, list may be found at Theatre Crafts: Forms of Theatre.
Glossary of theatre terms
Searchable list of over a thousand theater and drama related terms.
IBDB: Internet Broadway Database
The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
IMDB: Internet Movie Database
News and reviews of movies old and new. Covers film, video, DVD, and television movies. The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Offerings include history of musicals, how musicals are made, photo galleries, indexes, chronologies, monthly calendar, reviews, essays, links, and more.
New York Times : Theater
Reviews, critic’s picks, articles, and images of current and past on- and off-Broadway plays.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
A guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress…. Users can find digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays… and more.
Playbill Online
On- and off-Broadway listings, London shows, reviews and interviews, seating charts, and a link to Theatre Central, the largest compendium of theatre links on the Internet.
A collection of pages packed with information about technical theatre, including an Archive section which is the home of the Backstage Heritage Collection.
Theatre History Podcast
The podcast and blog that explore the history of theatre and performance.
Tony Awards
Official website for the Tony Awards, which honor Broadway’s best each year.

Local Theater

Anderson Center for the Performing Arts
Located on Binghamton University’s campus, [t]he mission of the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts is to enhance the local community and support Binghamton University’s educational vision through the presentation of multiculturally significant national and international performances, and varied regional and state events.
Binghamton Theater Organ Society
The Mission of BTOS’s Non-profit Corporation is to preserve, maintain and present the (publically owned) Theatre Organs in Broome County.
Binghamton University Theatre Department
Information about the Theatre Department offerings and about the productions they put on.
Broadway in Binghamton
Over the past three decades, Albert Nocciolino, Tony Award-winning producer and President of NAC Entertainment, has been committed to bringing the best of Broadway and family entertainment to the Southern Tier.
Broome County Arts Council
The BCAC is an independent, 501(c)3 public service organization. Our mission is “to promote and support a thriving arts community, essential to the quality of life in Broome County”.
Broome County Forum Theater
The Broome County Forum Theatre, a historical building, is a 1,500-seat performing arts theatre. It is home to Broadway In Binghamton, the Tri-Cities Opera, and the Binghamton Philharmonic. The Forum hosts a wide variety of other events, including concerts, comedians, conventions, talent competitions, and recitals.
Chenango River Theatre
The Binghamton area’s premiere non-profit professional theatre, featuring Equity actors in every production. Located in Greene, NY.
Cider Mill Stage
Although the Cider Mill Playhouse is no more, the stage continues to host productions by other groups.
Drama at Cider Mill Playhouse: Why the curtain fell on a Southern Tier institution
This article discusses the history of the Cider Mill Playhouse and why it closed in 2017.
EPAC – Endicott Performing Arts Center
The mission of EPAC is to promote the arts to the public through various artistic mediums such as musicals, plays, children and adult theater workshops, concerts, and performing arts instruction.
Goodwill Theatre’s Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is an intimate and flexible performance venue located on the first floor of a Municipal Building Fire Station on Willow Street in Johnson City, NY. This venue currently houses over 65 events per year in an annual season that runs from September to June, including Comedy, Music and Kids shows.
KNOW Theatre
The KNOW Theatre is based in Binghamton. Its purpose is to provide [c]utting edge, dramatic and comedic semi-professional theatre for Binghamton, New York, and the immediate community.
Summer Savoyards
It is the purpose of the Summer Savoyards to provide enjoyable shows for our audience, and both an enjoyable summer and a learning experience for our members, through the production of musical drama, primarily the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Tri-Cities Opera
In keeping with the history of Tri-Cities Opera, our mission is the production of professional quality opera. Using the talents of young artists, we seek to benefit, enrich, and educate our community.


American Ballet Theatre
ABT is America’s preeminent ballet company. Through a collaboration of dedicated, passionate individuals, ABT is able to present the finest in classical and contemporary dance to audiences in New York, around the country and the world!
ABT Online Ballet Dictionary
A very accessible introduction to the world of ballet from the ABT.
Site with information and clips about ballroom dancing.
Critical Dance
Articles, images, links, discussion forum, and extensive magazine with online archives.
Dance Magazine
Online site of Dance Magazine, with articles, blogs, video, and other resources.
Great Performances
Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. Site includes previews, articles, news, and full episodes.
Jacob’s Pillow: Dance Interactive
An ever-growing collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today,
plus new illustrated essays.
LiveAbout: Dance
There are as many ways to dance as there are to move. Discover dance styles, artists, and techniques with this guide.
Martha Graham Dance Company (YouTube)
This YouTube channel includes the latest performance clips as well as historical archival footage of America’s oldest and most influential modern dance company!
New York Times: Arts: Dance
Reviews, articles, pictures, and video about the art of dance and professional dancers.
WikiHow: How to Dance
If a little crisis of confidence or some uncertainty about how to move is keeping you from joining the fun, look no further than this article for what you need to know to spin, step and strut the night away in style!
WonderHowTo: Dance
Short videos demonstrating how to dance in various styles.

Film, TV, & Radio

American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America.
Annenberg Learner: American Cinema
A video instructional series on film history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 one-hour and 3 half-hour video programs and coordinated books. From Annenberg Media.
BBC Academy
Numerous articles about working in journalism, broadcast, production, and related technology.
Center for Media & Social Impact
Includes information on making documentaries, including copyright and fair use issues, engaging the audience, and other topics. With some free video clips.
Film Noir Resources
This page, from the Film Noir Foundation, contains audio and video files and text articles, as well as links to internet resources relating to film noir and its settings.
Film Terms
The ‘Grammar’ of Film and Television
[B]y knowing the “grammar” of film, we can explore, identify, learn about, describe, and use features of visual language that create particular meanings and effects in moving images in film and television.
Great Performances
Brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. Site includes episode guides, previews, photos, video clips, and other features.
IMDB: The Internet Movie Database
A HUGE collection of movie information. We try to catalog every pertinent detail about a movie, from who was in it, to who made it, to trivia about it, to filming locations, and even where you can find reviews and fan sites on the web.
IMSDB: The Internet Movie Script Database
A large collection of movie scripts in web-readable format.
Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
From the Internet Archive, a library of free movies, films, and videos. This library contains thousands of digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air
The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air … All of the surviving Mercury Theatre shows are available from this page.
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Online site of a museum located in Chicago, with educational programs and exhibits and a searchable database of television, radio, commercial and Chicago news archives. The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film
Offerings include history of musicals, how musicals are made, photo galleries, indexes, chronologies, monthly calendar, reviews, essays, links, and more.
National Film Board of Canada
Source of some excellent short films, animations, and documentaries, many of which are now available for free on their home site and YouTube page.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences home page.
Rod Serling Film Festival
The Rod Serling Video Festival premiered in 1995 as a county-wide festival for students in kindergarten through grade 12 as a means to promote the use of video arts technology and creativity in area schools. (Broome County.)
Movie reviews and commentary.
Sundance Institute
The Sundance Institute puts on the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Television Academy
Home of the Emmys, the annual award for excellence in television. Includes information on the awards, news, photos, videos, and more.
Television Academy Interviews
Welcome to the online home of The Interviews: An Oral History of Television! We record in-depth video conversations with key figures in television, both in front of and behind the camera.We record in-depth video conversations with key figures in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

Movie Listings and Reviews

Local Movie Listings (Broome County)
AMC Town Square Mall VestalCinema Saver EndicottRegal Cinema Front Street Binghamton
All theaters: FandangoYahoo!

Catholic News Service: Movie Reviews
Reviews of current movies from a Catholic point of view and referencing the rating given by the Conference of Catholic Bishops to each film.
Common Sense Media
Reviews and Ratings… As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Entertainment Weekly
Movie, video, TV, music, books, and pop culture reviews and commentary.
Fandango – Movie Reviews
Fandango says: Our easy to use movie reviews and movie ratings are based on scores and opinions from respected movie critics, family advocacy groups and movie fans like you.
Movie and tv news and reviews.
IMDB: Internet Movie Database
News and reviews of movies old and new. Covers film, video, DVD, and television movies.
Metacritic: Movie Reviews, Articles, Trailers, and more
Metacritic offers reviews of movies, games, tv, and music.
Movie Guide
MOVIEGUIDE® reviews all movies from a Christian perspective and how movies affect children at different stages of cognitive development. We analyze movies using over 150 different criteria that cover the dramatic elements, the literary, the worldview, and the theological…and much more.
MRQE – Movie Review Query Engine
Excellent search engine to reviews of thousands of movies, with handy links to recently released movies, top movies, and various film festival and awards sites.
NPR: Movie Reviews
Both written reviews and audio “Fresh Air” reviews and interviews.
NY Times : Movies
All New York Times film reviews from 1983 to present are available. Also includes a selection of reviews prior to 1983 (back to the 1920’s). Requires free registration.
Movie reviews and commentary.
Rotten Tomatoes
Reviews of movies new and old.
TV Guide
TV Guide offers reviews and listings for tv shows, serials, and movies.

Script Writing & Storytelling

7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters
…[M]any of the storytelling techniques used thousands of years ago are still applicable today to a wide range of mediums besides the written word.
10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling
Though aimed at the business community, this page has guidelines for anyone wanting to tell a good story.
17 Must-Read Screenwriting Lessons from Stephen King
From a screenwriter and former studio script reader/story analyst’s perspective, here’s how the master’s words can help any and all screenwriters.
Articles, interviews, and tips from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Digital storytelling strategies for your content creation
Adobe Express offers background information on digital storytelling and tips to communicate and build an impactful digital storytelling strategy…
IMSDB: The Internet Movie Script Database
A large collection of movie scripts in web-readable format.
Ira Glass: Tips on Storytelling
A video of Ira Glass, a veteran radio personality and host of This American Life, giving advice to those making short stories.
The Moth: Storytelling Tips & Tricks
Advice for those telling stories live.
New York Film Academy – Student Resources: Screenwriting
This free section offers Q&A’s and interviews on the realities of being a professional screenwriter, informative articles on the latest trends in screenwriting, and how-to guides on particularly pertinent topics. How to Write a Screenplay
This overview will begin acquaint you with the screenplay format writing rules and screenwriting etiquette you’ll need to know about…
Script Magazine
An online magazine with news, writing advice, reviews, and further resources for scriptwriters.
What is Digital Storytelling and How to Use it in the Most Powerful Way
Schools at all grade levels are increasingly using digital storytelling as a method to create and share unique stories. It allows students to express themselves creatively and to explore their own narrative with the help of technology, whilst learning new presentation, design and technology skills in the process.
WikiHow: How to Write a Screenplay
Writing for the screen, especially the big screen, means you’re composing something meant for a visual medium. And though it can be difficult to do well, a great screenplay has the power to be transformative for your viewers.
WikiHow: How to Write a Script
Step by step instructions for designing and writing a script, including proper formatting.
Writer’s Digest: How to Write a Script, Writing Tips
Articles about script writing, adaptation, tone, and more.

Video Techniques

5 Classic Filmmaking Lessons from Alfred Hitchcock
hWhile these 5 lessons we’re sharing today are not rules that are set in stone, they are considerations that every filmmaker should know.
30 Best Cinematography Techniques & Tips You Didn’t Learn in Film School
On paper, you’re ready. You took the courses. You read the books. But do you know all the key cinematography techniques? The things that come from being on set?
DSLR Guide
YouTube channel focusing on filmmaking and cinematography.
EpicSound: The Guide to Sound Effects
This page contains a number of ideas on how to create various sound effects, and we hope you find it inspiring. Includes both descriptions of how to make sounds and audio files of demon sounds.
Lifehacker: Video Editing
Collection of articles about making and editing videos.
Production 101
A complete online production course for film and video from 2014.
StudioBinder: Filmmaking Techniques Course
A visual medium requires visual methods. Master the art of visual storytelling with our FREE video series on directing and filmmaking techniques. For further tips, check out StudioBinder’s blog.
Top 5 Tips to Shoot Incredible Video with a Smartphone!
It’s easy to create video on a smartphone – and easy to do it badly. See this video for tips and tools to make your smartphone videos really work.
Top 10 Videography Tips
Simple tips for shooting documentaries, news, reality television and web video
Top 15 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make
Tips for beginner filmmakers. We cover the top 15 most common filmmaking mistakes beginners make from story, to lighting to editing, composition and more.
Vimeo Video School
Learn how to make better videos through lessons, tutorials, and sage advice from industry insiders and our community.
YouTube Creators
Whether you post Videos, Shorts, Livestreams, Podcasts, or all the above — you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you stay in the know on all things YouTube, and give you best practices and tips to help grow your audience.

Videos Online

Educational & Informational Videos

The Crash Course team has produced more than 42 courses on a wide variety of subjects, including organic chemistry, literature, world history, biology, philosophy, theater, ecology, and many more! Videos are usually 15 minutes or less.
Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers popular free online video courses for students. They have an associated Khan Academy on YouTube channel as well.
Library of Congress
As the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, we are the steward of millions of recordings dating from the earliest Edison films to the present. In addition, we sponsor events, lectures and concerts that are free and open to the public.
The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.
MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art)
Our goal is to introduce you to as many artists and artworks of our time as possible to make the case … that the art of our time rivals in its greatness to that of any previous era.
NASA offers both short and longer videos primarily relating to aspects of astronomy and space exploration.
National Geographic
Find short videos and full episodes of National Geographic shows about people, places, nature, and exploration.
Find videos about local history, art and music, culture, history, news, science and other topics. More videos can also be found on the PBS YouTube Channel.
SchoolTube is a site for safely hosting and sharing your K12 education videos. These videos are made and shared by teachers for teachers and their students.
Talks at Google
Talks at Google is a leader in the corporate interview series space, providing a platform for influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers to tell us about their work, their lives and what drives them to shape our world.
TeacherTube is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. It is also a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.
TED Talks
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). They also offer a selection of videos with lessons at the associated TED-Ed site.
Tom Scott
Tom Scott posts a video each week on something he finds cool or interesting.
Videos about math, science, logic, and other topics.

Documentaries & Archives

Free Public Domain Videos

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