Headshot & Resumé
Headshots are important. They are very crucial in the casting process, yet they are fairly simple. Headshots are photos up close of your face. It is best if your headshot is in front of a background that doesn’t distract from your face. If you wear makeup, try to make it look as natural as possible. You want to be yourself. Do not worry about having a professional headshot. You can have a friend take your headshot using a cell phone. If possible, try to match your facial expression to the show you are auditioning for. If you are auditioning for a comedy, you might want to submit a smiling headshot. If you are auditioning for a drama, a more serious headshot is preferred. Remember, the Falcon Playhouse is a learning environment and these headshots are just a way to get to know you and practice for professional theatre
When making a resumé, you want to make sure it is clear and organized. It should be easy to navigate for the person reading it. Do not worry about fitting as much information as you can onto one page. Below is a sample resumé. Your resumé does not have to look exactly like this, but you can use it to draw inspiration from. First, you should have your name in large bold letters at the top. Next, you can list details about your appearance, such as your hair color, eye color, and height. This is completely optional, but common on professional acting resumés. Weight is absolutely not necessary on your resumé and it is not required in most professional theatre companies. After this, it is important that you include your contact information. You want to make yourself as reachable as possible for any given reason. Once you have listed your contact information, create a list of your acting experience. You should do this by including the name of the show you were in, the role you played, the theatre company that put on this production, and the person who directed it. It is perfectly fine if you have no acting experience. If you are new to theatre, you do not have to include the acting experience portion of your resumé. After you include any acting experience you have, list your training. Your training might include a summer camp or workshop you attended or a theatre class you took in school. Once again, you do not have to complete this section of your resumé if you have no training. Lastly, you need to include a list of your special skills or hobbies. You do not need to have any extravagant talents. One of your special skills could be as simple as wiggling your ears.