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Sample Theater Resume

A Good Theater Resume Requires Previous Experience in the Field

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JENNIFER LOGAN
12 Birdsong Avenue, Bronx, NY 11433
Phone: 648-245-4567/Email: jlogan@ucla.edu

EDUCATION
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, May 20XX
Major: Business; Minor: Theatre; GPA/Overall: 3.5

Summer Conservatory, Michael Howard Studios, New York, NY, Summer 20XX

ASA Study Abroad Program, Oxford University, Oxford, England, Summer 20XX
Shakespeare Literature, Performance Theater

HONORS AND AWARDS:

UCLA High Honors, Fall 20XX
UCL Dean’s List, Spring 20XX
Certificate of Excellence, Michael Howard Studios One-Year-Conservatory, Summer 20XX

EXPERIENCE:

Theatre Production, Set Designer, UCLA Theatre Department, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 20XX

  • Built and painted sets for black box production of “Death of a Salesman” and main-stage production of “Servant of Two Masters”
, New York, NY, Summer 20XX
  • Assisted French director Joseph Campiano on a short film

    Production Assistant, Take Two PR, New York, NY, Summer 200XX 20XX, 20XX

    • Worked on MTV show “Pranked”
    • Performed duties for Instyle Magazine photo shoot
    • Organized Jamie Conley Fashion Show

    Marketing Associate, Abercel Media, New York, NY, Summer 20XX

    • Conducted advertisements to promote Seamlessweb .com, the leading online food ordering company

    Editor, Saint Bernadette’s School Literary Magazine, Bronx, NY, 20XX-20XX

    • Selected students’ literary/art for magazine, while organizing and editing layout
    • Conduct staff meetings and proposed new topics for magazine to cover

    SKILLS:

    • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PC & Macintosh literate
    • Comprehensive written and oral French language skills

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