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Resources for Actors

Freehold is honored to be part of a larger arts community. Here are some local resources in the arts community that we hope will be helpful for you.


Here are some books that we recommend for aspiring actors:

  • The Actor and The Target by Declan Donnellan
  • Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen
  • An Actor’s Work by Konstantin Stanislavski (Translated by Jean Benedetti, Introduction by Declan Donnellan, Afterword by Anatoly Smeliansky)
  • The Presence of the Actor by Joseph Chaikin
  • The Empty Space by Peter Brook

Theater Resources

Theatre Puget Sound
Theatre Puget Sound is a consortium of theatres and individual artists in the Puget Sound region including over 100 member organizations. It offers classes about theater issues, resources to members, on-line message boards, and yearly holds general auditions open to all member organizations and artists.

Shunpike helps all kinds of small and mid-sized arts groups better manage the business aspects of art. In doing so, we aim to create a vibrant and diverse local arts community where arts groups of all sizes can thrive.

The Spolin Center
The Spolin Center offers classes, workshops, and articles on improvisational theater. The Spolin Center teaches the work of Viola Spolin, one of the most influential early practicioners of improvisation in the United States.

Film Resources

Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum is Seattle’s premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

Washington Filmworks
Washington Filmworks is a resource for film production. They provide assistance with locations, crew lists, housing, filming contacts statewide, liaison work with business, government and communities, trouble shooting, permits information and weather research.

Writing Resources

Seattle Poetry Slam
The Seattle Poetry Slam is a group of Spoken Word artists. They produce regular slam sessions throughout the year, and each year send a team of poets to the national Slam. The site has a calendar of events, audio and video of poetry performances, and links to similar organizations.

Seattle Arts & Lectures
Seattle Arts & Lectures offers talks and readings by distinguished writers and artists from around the world. The site has a list of their events, and resources around Seattle.

Northwest Playwrights Alliance
The Northwest Playwrights Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the production, growth, and fellowship of playwrights and other theatre artists in our region.