ATC: Book Recommendations for Actors



ACTING WITH INTEGRITY: The Essential "How To" Book for Aspiring Actors

By Ryan Kitley

Buy From Amazon   List price: $17.95   Amazon price: $17.95

ATC Teacher Ryan Kitley wrote this "How To" Book for aspiring Actors.

You can also purchase this direct from ATC by visiting us in the studio! 


Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre

By Keith Johnstone

Buy From Amazon   List price: $32.95   Amazon price: $23.40


No Acting Please

By Eric Morris, Joan Hotchkis, and Jack Nicholson

Buy From Amazon   List price: $13.95   Amazon price: $11.16


Zen in the Art of Archery

By Eugen Herrigel

Buy From Amazon   List price: $13.00   Amazon price: $9.65


Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

By Professor Emeritus David Ball Ph.D.

Buy From Amazon   List price: $17.95   Amazon price: $14.14


The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

By Peter Brook

Buy From Amazon   List price: $12.99   Amazon price: $10.39


American Theatre

By Not Available

Buy From Amazon   List price: Not Available   Amazon price: $35.00


The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice

By Kate DeVore and Starr Cookman

Buy From Amazon   List price: $14.95   Amazon price: $9.54


Sanford Meisner on Acting

By Sanford Meisner and Dennis Longwell

Buy From Amazon   List price: $16.00   Amazon price: $10.88


True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor

By David Mamet

Buy From Amazon   List price: $14.00   Amazon price: $11.20


The Actor and His Text

By Cicely Berry

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A Challenge For The Actor

By Uta Hagen

Buy From Amazon   List price: $28.00   Amazon price: $18.48


A Practical Handbook for the Actor

By Melissa Bruder, Lee Michael Cohn, Madeleine Olnek, Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previtio, and Scott Zigler

Buy From Amazon   List price: $12.95   Amazon price: $10.36

Centerstage Chicago: Guide to current shows in Chicago.

American Theater Web: Up-to-date news about productions in Chicago and the Midwest.

Actor's Access: Website for posting your resume and headshot and browsing auditions.

League of Chicago Theatres: Database of Chicago Theaters.

PerformInk: Chicago's entertainment trade paper, with Equity and Non-equity audition listings.

Now Casting: Website for posting your resume and headshot and browsing auditions.

Industry Auditions:  Free audition info for equity and non-equity theater auditions.

Theatre in Chicago - Audition Notices: Free audition info for upcoming equity and non-equity theater auditions.

Theatre In Chicago: Excellent review-round up of current Chicagoland productions.

The Saints: Chicago volunteers for the Performing Arts (see shows for free!)

Music Theatre Video Archive: Filmed performances from 100's of musicals

Musicnotes.com: Download digital sheet music from all types of musical genres.

Sheet Music Direct: Download digital sheet music from all types of musical genres.

Actors' Equity Casting Calls:  Casting calls posted on Actors Equity website. 

AFTRA: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Simple Auditions - An easier way to find auditions online: Free website to see upcoming Auditions for all mediums in Chicago!