For these of us who’ve a day job we like and do not wish to make a residing performing, however take pleasure in being on the stage, right here is a simple strategy to manage your resume in order that the director and/or casting committee can see what roles you’ve performed shortly and simply.
First, you will need to have your private info on the prime. That appears easy, however you will need to make it simple to learn and, maybe most necessary, make it abundantly clear the best way to attain you. When you have plenty of numbers and electronic mail addresses, you aren’t doing your self any favors. My recommendation, select the phone quantity at which you’re most simply reached and cease there. It’s also a good suggestion to incorporate your electronic mail deal with. The phone quantity is necessary in order that the director can attain you to give you a job. And the e-mail deal with is important as a result of some administrators will simply electronic mail an inventory to everybody who was forged, significantly if it’s a massive forged. Subsequent you will need to manage your expertise. Right here is the place it may get difficult. My suggestion is to position the exhibits you’ve been in in reverse order. The explanation for that is fairly apparent – if in case you have been at it for any size of time, your later roles usually tend to be larger, meatier roles than your first makes an attempt. One of many issues I do is divide up my expertise by whether or not it’s a straight play or a musical. For instance: Group Theatre (Musicals)/Group Theatre (Performs). If I’m auditioning for a straight play, I place the performs first on my resume. If I’m auditioning for a musical, I place the musical expertise on prime. Every part is in a block and may simply be lower and pasted.
Now, as to the association of the data, I do the next in column format: Present/Function/Theater. If you want, you possibly can add a column for the director. That’s as much as you. I majored in vocal music in faculty, so was in quite a lot of exhibits method again when. I embrace an Schooling Theatre part and simply contact on the highlights. When you have another, out of the bizarre efficiency expertise, then you possibly can embrace that additionally beneath Different. In my Different part, I’ve a few USO Excursions and leisure for a number of years at a state degree magnificence pageant. You get the thought.
Coaching could be necessary, significantly if in case you have some. Any performing lessons you’ve taken, or extra importantly who taught them, and maybe a voice or dance trainer could be listed right here.
Lastly, Particular Abilities can let the director know of any specific talents you possess. You’ll be able to put musical devices you play, any dialects you’re good at, if you’re a sword swallower, and so forth.
After all these are simply pointers. However yet one more factor: If you do not have a lot expertise, do not put plenty of fluff in your performing resume. It would simply annoy the director or casting committee. When you have a superb audition, that can converse for itself. Simply keep in mind that, even in neighborhood theatre, dues must be paid. Volunteer for the refrain if you aren’t getting a job, or agree to assist with costuming to get your foot within the door.
Properly, that is about it. Now get on the market and audition, understanding you’ve a dynamite resume!