C.5.a Format for ACTORS
If you are applying to be cast in a
present or future
production, attach your
résumé to the
back of a black and white, 8 X 10 glossy.
Cut it to fit and staple it on so it won’t get
separated or dog-eared.
The image should reflect what you look like without the aid of
or air-brushing. Keep
looking. Keep your
Make sure your name pops-out at the
information on how you may be contacted.
may want to be careful about giving out your home address and phone
phone service, postal box, e-mail address,
contact through parents, a friend, or other such ruse may be
it’s your decision. If you can get an agent, would be a plus.
List important vital
statistics: affiliations, and what may not show on a
head-shot (hair color, eyes, height, weight).
include all your experience. When someone
scans your listing quickly their eye will catch the first
four or five titles immediately.
the dates you attended classes or school.
It biases your experience as either too new or too old.
much about chronological ordering,
preferring instead to honor those productions which featured you doing
think you do best. Of
course, a Seattle
Repertory Theatre credit is going to count more than one from Seattle
Pacific University. But will it if the Rep
credit is for a
walk-on and the SPU credit is for Romeo or Auntie Mame?
Also, be aware that playing
a fifteen minute cutting in an acting class doesn’t count
“performed” that character.
scenes are not public performances.
List your special
organizational, language skills and the like, indicate the kind of
personality, and discipline you have.
The description of your training
should include all pertinent degree work, workshops, master-classes,
classes, whatever special-focus skills courses you’ve taken.
Theatrical awards can be listed
separately at the end or
with the show for which you were honored.
Format for Designers and Technicians