Your professional biography in the program is your opportunity to tell people about YOU. It's also a Sinclair Theatre requirement to accept a role that's offered.
Please submit a 70-word biography with the following:
Hit the highlights of your theatre experience. List favorite roles or shows instead of ALL of them! Tell about your training and awards. Identify yourself as a student and tell your future plans. Please do not begin: “(Your name) is excited to be appearing on the Blair Hall Stage….
Your biography is very important to patrons who come see the show. Some patrons will read your bio before the show to prepare for the performance to see if they know anyone and others will review at intermission because they are impressed by your performance or technical work and want to know more about YOU. Who knows, there may be directors and producers in the audience looking for someone to fill a position they have now or will have in the future. OR someone who can offer you a scholarship!
It is recommended that you avoid using a majority of your promotional space thanking people, fellow cast or crew. Thank them in person or save it for your Tony acceptance speech!
Please remember to spell check and paste your bio in an email to Patti.Celek@sinclair.edu. Also copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headshots: Headshots are required for all actors, designers, and stage management team (SM, ASM, PA). No biographies will be published without headshots – it’s both or nothing – departmental policy. If you do not provide an approved bio/headshot, it will be noted in the program: Information not provided by actor/technician so it is clear that it was not accidentally left out but YOUR decision not to comply with company guidelines.
HEADSHOTS WILL BE TAKEN BEFORE A SCHEDULED REHEARSAL: your stage manager will let you know when. Remember to please dress appropriately for a headshot (e.g., no t-shirts). Also, you may want to consider having your hair and makeup done professionally. You may provide your own headshot if it is sent electronically before the headshot photo shoot and approved.