Breanna J.

Stitzel
2076 Colfax Road  Fairmont, WV 26554  (304)841-1850 (cell)  (304)816-3017 (home)  stitzelaj@gmail.com
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Objective
My objective is to obtain a job where I can use my skills, talents, and knowledge of theatre to produce top quality shows and
where I can continually learn and grow and develop new skills, talents, and knowledge.
Profile
Age: 27; Height: 5’5”; Weight: 130 lbs; Hair: Light brown; Eyes: Blue; Vocal: Alto 1
Skills Summary
 Assistant Director
 Director
 Prop Management
 Stage Management
 Wig management
 House Management
 Stage Crew
 Box Office
 Usher
 Stage Construction

 Theatre Make-up
 Puppetry
 Acting
 Technical Director


Professional Experience
WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC THEATRE: 2009
 A Christmas Carol: The Musical December 2009 Directed by: Michael Licata
 Worked as stage crew, helping to move flats on and off stage, running props from one side of the stage to the
other when needed.
 Assisted with sound by making sure all actors had their mics on correctly and solving problems as they came up
 Assisted with making sure actors were in places at the correct time

Nonprofessional Experience
BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE: 2006-2010
 Mousetrap: A Dinner Theatre: March 2010 Directed by Rachel Strayer
 Interactive Cast: Character – Addison Cartright – Interacted with the audience, as Addison Cartwright (a girl
from South Carolina who was vacationing in London with her friend MaryAnn) during their dinner before the
show began and during the intermission.
 Stage Manager: Ran the stage curtain on correct ques, made sure props were in the correct places, pre-set the
stage before the show and at intermission, directed stage crew in their duties

 Arseni and Old Lace: March 2010 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 Stage Manager: Ran the stage curtain on correct ques; helped actors change into their costumes when needed;
directed stage crew in their duties (mainly pre-setting each act and quick changes)

 Women of Lockerbie: October 2009 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 Assistant Director: helped with every rehearsal in directing the actors; did extensive research on the actual 1987
Pam AM Flight 103 Lockerbie bombing; helped with brainstorming set designs
 Stage Manager: helped with set construction, made sure that the stage crew knew what they were doing and made
sure that everything was done on time; relayed any issues or concerns to the director in regards to set, costumes,
props, and so forth
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, obtaining props needed for the show; made sure that props were
in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show

 Jane Eyre: The Musical: October 2008 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 Stage Manager: directed stage crew in their duties (moving set pieces off and on stage, helping actors when
needed, and so forth), helped with moving set pieces on and off stage at correct cues

Breanna J. Stitzel
2076 Colfax Road  Fairmont, WV 26554  (304)841-1850 (cell)  (304)816-3017 (home)  stitzelaj@gmail.com
www.MasqueradersTheatre.weebly.com

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 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, obtaining props needed for the show; made sure that props were
in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show

 Lettice and Lovage: March 2008 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 House Manager: arranged for tickets and money box to be set up outside of the theatre before each performance;
directed ushers in how they are to help usher the audience to their seats and helped to usher when needed;
cleaned and straightened the theatre after each performance and made sure everything was set for the next
performance.

 And Then They Came For Me October 2007 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 Usher: helped attendees to find their correct seats and made sure they received a program

 The Man Who Came to Dinner: March 2007 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 Stage Manager: directed stage crew in their duties (moving set pieces off and on stage, helping actors when
needed, and so forth), helped with moving set pieces on and off stage at correct cues
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, obtaining props needed for the show; made sure that props were
in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show

 Little Women: A Musical October 2006 Directed by: Dr. Brian Maxwell
 Assistant Stage Manager: Assisted the stage manager in her duties, helped with stage crew
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, obtaining props needed for the show; made sure that props were
in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show

GALILEAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 2010-current

 The Dance of the Broken Bones (a free dinner theatre) 2014 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 Director: I chose the actors. I planned, scheduled, and ran the rehearsals. I planned the blocking. I worked with
the actors on conveying the message and using their voices and bodies to tell the audience the story of King
David's and Bathsheba's sin and the redemption offered through Christ's death.
 Actress: Played the parts of Bathsheba and Salome
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, and obtaining props needed for the play and making sure they
were where they needed to be at the right time.
 Stage designer: I use the script to help design the stage and to make sure it was set up right each time.
 Make-up Artist: I learned how to apply beards of two of my actors and bought professional Ben Nye stage
makeup for all the actors to use.
 Technical Director: I bought professional lighting to use and taught myself how to use the lighting board and
then taught my lighting technician how to use it. I also trained my sound technician on how to run the
soundtracks and the microphones purchased for the play.

 The Kingdom Chronicles 2013 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 VBS director: I was in charge to organizing the VBS, assigning jobs, scheduling meetings, and purchasing the
necessary items we needed
 Co-directed the sketches with Brenda Stitzel
 Actress: Played the part of Prince Robert
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, and obtaining props needed for the sketches; made sure the
props were in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show
 Make-up Artist: My character was a man so I had to use make-up to create a beard.
 Costume Director: I was in charge of researching and purchasing all of the costumes used in the daily sketches.


Breanna J. Stitzel
2076 Colfax Road  Fairmont, WV 26554  (304)841-1850 (cell)  (304)816-3017 (home)  stitzelaj@gmail.com
www.MasqueradersTheatre.weebly.com

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 BugZone August 2012 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 Director: The church purchased and made our own puppet stage. I selected the puppeteers and worked with
them exhaustively to master puppetry.
 Actress: Played the part of “the leader”.

 Here is Love April 2011 Directed by Breanna Stitzel
 Director: I chose the actors. I planned, scheduled, and ran the rehearsals. I planned the blocking. I worked with
the actors on conveying the message and using their voices and bodies to tell the audience the story of Christ’s
death, burial, and resurrection.
 Technical director: I gave direction to my lighting technicians, sound technician, and stage direction in how to
perform their duties. I chose how to do the lights and sound and the set construction.

 Through the Eyes of Mary and Joseph December 2011 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 Director: I chose the actors, planned, scheduled, ran the rehearsals. I planned the blocked and worked with the
actors to convey the message of the sketches by using their voice and bodies to tell the audience the story of
Christ’s birth and the true meaning of Christams.
 Technical Director: I gave direction to my lighting technicians, sound technician, and stage direction in how to
perform their duties. I chose how to do the lights and sound and the set construction.

 Rev It Up: Full Throttle For God (Vacation Bible School) August 2011 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 Puppet Director: I borrowed puppets from another church, selected the puppeteers and worked with them
exhaustively to master puppetry.
 Puppeteer: I stepped in the last two night of VBS as a puppeteer when several of my puppeteers were unable to
make it due to a car accident.

 The Weeping Tree April 2011 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 Director: I chose the actors. I planned, scheduled, and ran the rehearsals. I planned the blocking. I worked with
the actors on conveying the message and using their voices and bodies to tell the audience the story of Christ’s
death, burial, and resurrection.
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, and obtaining props needed for the sketches; made sure the
props were in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show
 Poster Design: I worked with the graphics designer to create the posters and programs
 Choir Member: I was a part of the choir for the choral pieces.

 A Bleak Midwinter Night (A Christmas Cantata) December 2010 Directed by: Breanna Stitzel
 Writer: I wrote the script and our church’s worship leader, Joshua Chiado, chose the music to go with the script.
 Director: I planned, scheduled, and ran the rehearsals for my readers. I made it simple by having them sit on
stools and allowing them to read their scripts, but I worked with them to capture the script and the personalities
of their characters. I also worked with them on projecting their voices and showing the proper facial and body
language.
 Choir member: I was a part of the choir for the choral pieces
 Poster Design: I worked with the graphics designer to create the posters and programs

 The Eypt File (Vacation Bible School) August 2010 Directed by: Brenda & Breanna Stitzel
 Co-directed the sketches with Brenda Stitzel
 Actress: Played the part of Mackenzie Ross: Intern and amateur sleuth dectective.
 Prop Manager: helped with borrowing, buying, and obtaining props needed for the sketches; made sure the
props were in their proper places before and after each rehearsal and show

Breanna J. Stitzel
2076 Colfax Road  Fairmont, WV 26554  (304)841-1850 (cell)  (304)816-3017 (home)  stitzelaj@gmail.com
www.MasqueradersTheatre.weebly.com

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 Make-up Artist: One of my actors required a black-eye on the last night so I invested in stage make-up and
experimented on myself and then on my actor until I had a realistic black eye that would be obvious to the
audience.

Education
BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE AND SEMINARY – CLARKS SUMMIT, PA
Bachelors in Communications/Drama, 2010
GPA: 2.88/4.0

RELATED COURSE WORK
Speech Communication
Introduction to Theatre
Introduction to Acting
Drama Practicum (3)
Oral Intrepretation
Ministry Communiation for Women
Group Communication
Foundations of Literary Criticism
Studies in Dramatic Literature
Internship/Senior Project Seminar
Directing for Theatre
Church Drama
Drama in Performance
Senior Project
Communication Internship
Introduction to Mass Communication