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  • 1.  Theatre Resumes

    Posted 11 days ago

    Greetings all! My freshman are working on resumes and I'm trying to think of how to list the work they did on shows that never were, due to Covid. Many of them are using skills-oriented formats since Covid robbed them of other experiences. But several of them were cast and went through the rehearsal process, but never got to perform. Just wondering how they would list that as a credit...what say you?


    Cherie Ducote Firmin

    Mandeville High School Talented Theatre Teacher

    St. Tammany Parish Public School System

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  • 2.  RE: Theatre Resumes

    Posted 11 days ago
    We're working on resumes too and I just had them put the show date in parenthesis next to the theatre listing. Ex: HHS Auditorium (Show Date 4.25.20)
    I wasn't sure how to address it either, but thought that was as good as any.

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    Summer Rickman
    Hobbs High School
    NM
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  • 3.  RE: Theatre Resumes

    Posted 10 days ago

    You could utilize an asterisk *, or some other character along with the credit. Then at the bottom of the resume you could have an explanation:

    Rehearsal only, production canceled due to Covid prior to performance.

    Wordsmith it to your liking. This way it keeps the resume cleaner/tidier. 



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    Stewart Hawk
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  • 4.  RE: Theatre Resumes

    Posted 9 days ago
    In the professional world, you cannot list a show that was not performed for some type of audience whether in person or virtual.  If it's for a writing exercise then list (canceled, Covid) after the title.

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    Holly Rose
    Drama Teacher
    Federal Way High School
    WA
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  • 5.  RE: Theatre Resumes

    Posted 10 days ago

    Two options:
    1) don't even worry about it.  List the shows as on any other résumé entry.
    2) Put an asterisk explaining that Covid canceled the actual performance. The problem with option two is that kids all over the country had their shows ended in various stages of production. So questions may be raised by a reader such as: was the cancellation before rehearsals; during rehearsals; halfway through the run, etc. 

    In talking with other casting directors and producers (be they educators, community theaters, and several professionals in the industry), they are all familiar with the fact that everyone had to do with Covid cancellations over the last two years. Colleges and other professional in the business will be very understanding. 

    For students the important thong a resume demonstrates is that they had experience in the rehearsal and production process - regardless of whether the show actually happened. A reader of that résumé just wants to see that the kid did the prep work.



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    Josh Ruben, M. Ed.
    Fine Arts Head
    Northwest Whitfield HS (dba, The Northwest Theatre Co.)
    Tunnel Hill, GA
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