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Theatre Directors oversee a play's production and are responsible for providing creative leadership, conducting rehearsals, approving production designs, guiding the cast and the crew, and interpreting scripts. Most Theater Directors emphasize in their resumes qualifications like management skills, theater arts training, leadership, attention to details, time management, budgeting skills, and communication abilities. Those seeking to secure a Theater Director position should be able to highlight in their resumes a degree in fine arts or drama.

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Theatre Director and Marketing Consultant HIV Anti-stigma Project

Overseeing a New York City Department of Health funded HIV Anti-Stigma Theatre Troupe and collaboratively coordinated a NYC Transit and Radio Social Marketing Campaigns.

  • Developed 12 theater pieces, and curricula as part of a team launching [company name]'s HIV Anti-Stigma Campaign.
  • Ran rehearsals, scheduled and facilitated presentations on HIV stigma in Schools, churches, rehab centers, and senior centers.
  • Produced the [company name] HIV Anti-Stigma Video displaying our scope of services.
  • Created initial drafts of Focus Group Curricula, and the Print and Radio messaging for our Social Marketing Campaigns.
  • Handled all contracts for the Social Marketing Campaigns and for performance spaces, vendors and consultants.
Candidate Info
Music Administration / Voice
Non-profit Arts Management
Music Philosophy/business/jazz & Classical Voice

Theatre Director/teacher

  • Taught classes in Theatre Arts I-IV, Speech Communications, and History of Entertainment
  • Directed and staged theatrical productions earning profits of $900-$2000 each
  • Directed "Phantasmagoria" fundraiser, earning 287% profit
  • Increased student enrollment in Theatre Arts II-IV classes by 428% over 3 years through extensive promotion, recruitment, and marketing
  • Increased student participation in extracurricular theatre arts - 100 students auditioned for 2005 fall play (non-musical)
  • Chaired Committee to Publicize Clubs & Organizations for 2 years
  • Coordinated annual Clubs & Organizations Fair
Candidate Info
Secondary Education
Theatre / History

Teacher and Theatre Director

Taught English language arts, Reading Strategies I and II, Drama I & II, Humanities, Speech Communication, and Musical Theater Production I & II

  • Created and implemented curriculum for drama II, musical theater II, speech communications and reading classes. Adapted and reworked curriculum
  • Served on school committees, including RTI and supported education.
  • Implemented and taught new reading program for freshman and sophomore struggling readers.
  • Directed fall plays, spring musicals, talent shows and improvisation shows
  • Created and maintained social media and web pages for both the theater
  • Served as Thespian Troupe sponsor, coordinating field trips to fine arts- related activities and events.
Candidate Info
English / Communications
Reading Specialist
Curriculum And Instruction

Theatre Director

Managed the day to day operations of the Theatres business

  • Oversaw marketing plan including advertising, sales and promotion and press
  • Optimized product mix and enforced high quality standards
  • Developed annual business plan
  • Identified and implemented revenue and profit opportunities to enhance revenues
  • Drafted and submitted all monthly financial reports
Candidate Info
Associate of Science

Theatre Director

  • Directed spring musicals for three years at a Redmond, Washington high school.
  • Researched, wrote, edited, produced, and delivered arts and news reports for the public radio station in Kansas City, Missouri, and the NPR network program, Morning Edition.
  • Member of the Kansas City Drama Desk, a panel of critics and reporters who presented annual awards to outstanding local theater productions and talent.
  • Won two first-place awards for news reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists/Kansas City Press Club.
  • Assistant General Manager, WGTB-FM, Washington, DC.
  • Production Manager, WLMD, Laurel, Maryland.
  • Promoter, New Era Follies concert production firm, Arlington, Virginia.
Candidate Info

Theatre Director

  • Developed and taught grades 9-12 lesson plans
  • Directed and project managed 10 theatrical productions
  • Facilitated award ceremonies, banquets, and fundraising events
  • Designed costumes, sets, and lighting for all main-stage plays
Candidate Info
Theatre Arts Teaching
Bachelor of Arts

Theatre Director

Designed, directed, and advertised for student productions.

  • Collaborated with educational professionals and the Westerville business community.
  • Recruited, contracted, and supervised the heads of costumes, constructions, lighting, sound, and props.
  • Created a budget, opened credit lines with local businesses, and utilized purchase orders.
  • Facilitated in the construction and design of sets for productions.
Candidate Info
Printmaking And Ceramics

Theatre Director

Designed, directed, and advertised for student productions.

  • Collaborated with educational professionals and the Westerville business community.
  • Recruited, contracted, and supervised the heads of costumes, constructions, lighting, sound, and props.
  • Created a budget, opened credit lines with local businesses, and utilized purchase orders.
  • Helped build and design sets for the productions.
Candidate Info
Printmaking And Ceramics

Assistant Technical Theatre Director and Teacher

  • Implemented developmental plan for Theatre program which included aggressive online marketing and strategic budgeting resulting in doubled enrollment and production revenue in only 2 years.
  • Prepared press releases, created original print and digital graphic designs, as well as implementing web-design skills for publicity of theatre productions.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented training for district Technical Theatre teachers to integrate Adobe Creative Suite CS3 into their curriculum.
Candidate Info
Educational Technology
Liberal Arts

Theatre Director

Orchestrate and manage program comprised of three major school-wide productions and 10-20 smaller events each year involving hundreds of student, parent, faculty, and musician participants. Plan, monitor, and control master schedules, up to $20K budgets per production, logistics, staffing / casting, rehearsals, and final performances.

  • Created and managed organization's first drama program encompassing event planning, curriculum development, equipment, costume, and prop purchasing/leasing, and donor development. Program has grown to current plans to build small performance theatre funded through donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Provided comprehensive on-time and within budget program management for full-scale Broadway caliber musicals, including Secret Garden, West Side Story, Footloose, and Fiddler on the Roof.
  • Produced and directed all facets of these musicals including auditions, casting, budgeting, stage and lighting design, costuming, fundraising, volunteer staffing, musician contracting, and equipment/prop rentals.
  • Initiated development, implementation, and launch of organization's first outdoor education program that expanded into annual trip for all 5th-8thgrade students and two-week summer program.
Candidate Info
Elementary Education
Liberal Science

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