Theatre Arts OER & Zero-Cost Resources

  • BBC Sound Effects Library
    “16,000 BBC Sound Effects made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.”
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Collections (OER Commons)
    A selection of open educational materials from the Folger.
  • HowlRound
    “HowlRound is a free and open platform for theatremakers worldwide that amplifies progressive, disruptive ideas about the art form and facilitates connection between diverse practitioners.”
  • Improvisation Recipe Book
    “The following recipes, or games, are intended to be used as reference and study for the college course: Improvisation. This format has been set up to help with ease of quick learning and immediate application. Bon Appétit!”
  • An Introduction to Technical Theater
    “Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.”
  • Intro to Theater – Learning Resources
    Authored by Theater Students of Cleveland State University, Lisa Bernd, PhD, and Heather Caprette, MFA
  • Theatrical Worlds Textbook
    Beta Version of open textbook from University of Florida. CC BY-NC-ND license with “all printing rights reserved by the University Press of Florida.” Example of this textbook used in an OER course can be found at Linn-Benton Community College.


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