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Parent Evaluation

Student Resources


Below are some great sources for finding auditions in the D.C. area and across the country:

The Actors’ Center

Actors’ Equity Association


Dragonuk Connects

Northern Virginia Theatre Alliance

The Theatre Pages


Washington Post Guide to the Lively Arts

Washington City Paper


Casting Agencies

There are a number of casting and talent agencies in the area serving the film and theatre industries. Some hold open calls on a regular basis, while others provide casting services for particular projects.

Capital Talent Agency

Central Casting

Carlyn Davis Casting

Liz Marks Casting

Pat Moran & Associates

Taylor Royall Casting

Linda Townsend Management



Yahoo! Groups has several listservs providing audition and performance info for the D.C. Metro area:


dcbaltoactor (AEA only)



Galvanize DC (geared toward African-American actors)

Green Room DC

Theatre Folks


Resume Template

If you're wondering how to put together your resume, here's how: Download our resume template and use it as a model. Even if you think you have nothing to put on a resume, you probably have more relevant experience than you think. Don't forget to mention your Theatre Lab classes and instructors!



Headshots are a necessity for all actors, and it’s always important to keep your photographs up to date. We recommend the services of Clinton Brandhagen.


Recommended Reading

In response to student requests for a list of good acting and theatre books, we asked Theatre Lab faculty members to recommend their favorites. Here's what they had to say. Click on the name of the book to learn more about it from Amazon.com.