Arrive at least 15 minutes early. You don’t want to rush into your audition/interview. Give yourself time to find the location, warm up and feel prepared. If you miss an appointment you won’t be seen until the end of the day.

Don’t wear a costume. Your outfit can suggest a character, but too much can distract your audition. You want to look sleek and professional.

Remember to smile. If you are nervous, take a deep breath and try to relax. Recognize that you are not going to get every role/position you go out for, but you can learn from every experience. Remember, we are glad you came and we want you to do well.

Provide a headshot and resume. This can reflect any previous theatrical experience or noteworthy events in which you have successfully participated.

Create a good first impression. Be prompt, be yourself, attend to your nonverbal behavior such as a firm handshake (if applicable), maintaining good posture and eye-contact. Be your best self.

Make a lasting impression. The beginning and ending of an audition/interview can be the most crucial aspects. End your audition/interview with confidence. Thank the panel for their time.

Headshot and Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Make sure you headshot looks like you. Obviously, you want to look your best, but you don’t want to give the creative team a false impression of what you really look like. It is very important that your headshot represents the real you. It can be in color or black & white.

Make sure the contact information on your resume is up to date. If not, we may not be able to get a hold of you.

Attach your resume to the back of your headshot. Make sure they are the same size, and use clear tape instead of staples or paperclips.

Don’t lie about your experience. Remember, a lot of theater people know each other and lying on your resume may – and most likely will – shed an ill light on your character.

Don’t have a resume that is more than one page. If we need more info., we will ask.

The font should be at least 10pt. If you have that much experience, edit it down. Please make sure your resume is not overcrowded and hard to read. Clarity is key.

If you don’t have much or any theatrical experience, that’s okay! You can still create an interesting resume that tell us about you, your interests, and what accomplishments you’ve made with your free time. We suggest typing “theater resume” into your preferred search engine for a helpful model.