theatre director resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Experienced College Educator in Theatre Arts and English, Director, Actor, Designer, and Writer with over thirty years of experience in Theatre, Television and Film. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in Education and Theatrical industry.

  • Live production and sitcom experience
  • Program direction
  • Pre- and post-production proficiency
  • Crew instruction
  • Camera and video staff direction
  • Collaboration
  • Computer skills
  • Compassion
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Organization and Time management
  • Cultural awareness
  • Written Communication
  • Microsoft Office
  • Excellent work ethic
Work History
08/2011 to Current Theatre Director St Clair County Community College | Port Huron, MI,
  • Conducted meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to attain production objectives.
  • Observed tight deadlines and strict budgetary controls to avoid waste and streamline costs.
  • Remained highly composed and calm in very fast-paced, stressful and constantly changing environments to provide optimal leadership and achieve desired results.
  • Identified and approved equipment and elements required for productions such as scenery, lights and music.
  • Reviewed scripts to determine most appropriate methods to use for directing both actors and crew members.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Developed team communications and information for meetings.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving [product or service] issues.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service.
08/2005 to Current College Professor State Of Minnesota | City, STATE,
  • Probed, encouraged and facilitated class discussions by building discussions into lessons, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation and actively solicit input.
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.
  • Assisted and identified at-risk students to eliminate student barriers to learning.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations, including visual, aural and social learning modalities.
  • Shifted between informal and formal methods of teaching to create multi-layered web of learning, incorporating experiments, practical activities, discussions and projects into lessons.
  • Created materials and exercises to illustrate application of course concepts.
  • Contributed to planning appropriate and engaging lessons for both classroom and distance learning applications.
  • Developed instructional resources, such as [Type] and [Type] materials, for use in class.
  • Conducted engaging in-class discussions to facilitate learning and encourage participation.
  • Led and prepared lectures for [Area of study] classes, including [Type] and [Type] courses.
  • Created positive and safe learning environment for students by setting and enforcing classroom code of conduct.
  • Reviewed program materials and coordinated updates to keep department materials relevant and accurate.
  • Evaluated and supervised student activities and performance levels to provide reports on academic progress.
  • Met with students to dispense study and career advice and provide guidance and potential opportunities within chosen field.
  • Stayed abreast of developments within [Area of study] to improve curriculum, develop new research and share with colleagues and students
  • Built strong rapport with students through class discussions and academic advisement.
06/1984 to Current Actor SAG/AFTRA & Actor's Equity | City, STATE,
  • Attended over [Number] auditions over [Timeframe] with [Number]% success rate.
  • Learned about characters in scripts and relationships to each other to develop role interpretations.
  • Wrote original or adapted material for dramas, comedies, puppet shows, narration and [Type] performances.
  • Captured audience by making audience laugh, cry and become excited, shocked and scared.
  • Studied scripts to successfully portray over [Number] characters in drama and comedies through speech, body language and movement.
  • Studied and rehearsed roles from scripts to interpret, learn and memorize lines, stunts and cues.
  • Acted in [Number] [Type] productions, performing alongside various well-known actors and actresses.
  • Supported production needs by setting up and breaking down stages, moving props and distributing supplies.
  • Created original works and used public information to fuel [Type] performances.
  • Leveraged skills in gesturing, body movement and special voices to draw in audience members and build emotional engagement.
  • Perfected [Type] skills through private pursuits, lessons and group activities while attending [Number] auditions each week.
  • Committed to diligent rehearsal of lines both with partner and groups to optimize deliveries.
  • Collaborated with directors, producers, writing staff and performance teams to determine optimal performance strategies and perfect approaches.
  • Conducted interviews with media professionals, bloggers, and online personalities to promote performances.
  • Worked with fellow [Job title]s to execute [Number] successful [Type] performances each year.
Expected in 12/2009 Master of Fine Arts | Theatre- Acting Minnesota State University - Mankato, Mankato, MN GPA:
Expected in 05/1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts | Theatre University Of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth, MN GPA:
Expected in No Degree | Master of Fine Arts Candidate Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA GPA:
Expected in No Degree | General Studies Austin Community College, Austin, MN, GPA:

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

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School Attended

  • Minnesota State University - Mankato
  • University Of Minnesota - Duluth
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Austin Community College

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  • Theatre Director
  • College Professor
  • Actor


  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
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