Resumes & Headshots

Acting

There are many examples of acting resumes online for all levels and varieties of experience – including several sites with advice for those with limited credits. Actors make differing choices about formatting and organization, and actors who have worked in several media may have several resumes that serve different purposes.  Some sites also talk through the components of a resume, and offer advice on formatting and what to include. For example:

Theatre Resume Guidebook

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Actor resume samples

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Free acting resume samples

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Acting Resume Templates

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How to Put Together an Acting Resume

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How to Write an Acting Resume

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To develop an acting resume, you should explore different models, organize your credits in a format of your choice, then seek feedback from a mentor, professionals with whom you may have worked at Theater Emory, and/or a spectrum of peers. It is important to list Theater Emory credits separately and to note that Theater Emory is a professional company, with an SPT Equity contract.

There are also sites which address other areas of theaterical expertise: 


Stage Management

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Stage Manager Resume Samples

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A stage manager resume example that has a conservative layout

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Customize this outstanding experienced stage manager resume

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Stage Management Resume

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Directors

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Theatre Director Resume Samples

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Sample Theatrical Director Resume

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Dramaturgs

There is a wealth of general information in Dramaturgy Student Handbook (Magda Romanska of Emerson College.) This includes guidance about developing a dramaturgy portfolio, with links to examples online.

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Technical Theater

These three installments of an article from USITT about technical theater and design resumes is instructive. Both Sara Culpepper and Brent Glenn recommend it for spelling out what professional theaters and grad programs are looking for.

Shelley’s Guide to Technical Theater Résumés: Part One (general notes and rules) View webpage ➚
Shelley’s Guide to Technical Theater Résumés: Part Two (layout structures) View webpage ➚
Shelley’s Guide to Technical Theater Résumés: Part Three (presentation and delivery) View webpage ➚

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Designers

A student generally creates a design portfolio with the guidance of a teacher or mentor. You can ask a teacher to talk you through the choices they made for their own portfolios. Many designers have posted portfolios on line.

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Google’s images for stage design portfolios leads you to sites created by scenic designers. View webpage ➚
"How to Make a Sound Design Demo Reel" offers advice View webpage ➚

David Fienup offers "Making a Sound Design Portfolio?"

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Of course there are many examples of actor headshots online, and advice about styles and what is needed for various media. You would do well to look at these and consider guidelines before you book a session with a photographer.

Atlanta-area Professionals (all recommended by Theater Studies faculty)