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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2012 05:02 am
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[edited to clarify]

Does reading scripts for theaters go on your resume? In other words, evaluating scripts for a festival or their season.

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Yes.

It shows a theatre - or someone - took notice of your play, and they took time to present it in a reading in front of an audience. As far as how to list them, I think Readings works. If one has been "staged" you can use (parentheses) next to the title and put "stage reading."

Or, if you do the reading yourself - as you recently inquired about funding in a posting - just mention the space in which it was presented.



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IMR -- I'm asking about being a script reader for theaters. As in, evaluating scripts for their season or for a festival.

I've edited my post to clarify.

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Sure. Why the heck not!

It shows you have interests in other plays than your own and that someone asked you to do something.

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I would include it. In addition to what has been said above, it also shows that a theater respects your opinion, knowledge of the theater and are able to provide reliable comments.

Some plays I read are a definite "yes", most are a definite "no". I give those in the middle to a few trusted friends to read. I trust their opinion. Seeing that on your resume would tell me something positive about you.

Doug

FYI: When I circulated the TORSO script, one opinion was "I don't like it but I think you should do it. It's cutting, edgy, outside our usual fare and I think the audiences would love it."

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In fact, I had coffee with Keri over the weekend. She mentioned that to me. I love that play.

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