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Listing profanity on your resume.....
« on: Jun 20, 2013, 04:08 am »
For those of you who have done shows with profanity in the title, how do you list it on your resume? Do you asterisk out the profanity? Or since it's the title of the play, do you just put it out there, as is?

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Re: Listing profanity on your resume.....
« Reply #1 on: Jun 20, 2013, 05:51 am »
I would asterisk it out . . . you don't know the openness of anyone reading the resume . . . right?

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Re: Listing profanity on your resume.....
« Reply #2 on: Jun 20, 2013, 09:00 am »
I would probably leave it in.  It's the title of the play- the playwright's words not yours.  Actually, I'd list it however it was listed on the poster.

Obviously you are referring to the "Stupid F*cking Bird" play that you are currently doing.  The f-word is a touchy one for some people, but if your company got away with advertising as such in a newspaper and on posters, go for it.  If they edited it, then maybe you should too.

Out of curiosity would anyone consider changing the name "Damn Yankees" on their resume?

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Re: Listing profanity on your resume.....
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 2013, 10:27 am »
No, I wouldn't. I did Damn Yankees in high school.
That's how it was advertised on posters,on t-shirts and in the newspaper. So that's how it is on my resume and that's the proper title.
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Re: Listing profanity on your resume.....
« Reply #4 on: Jun 24, 2013, 01:01 am »
Obviously you are referring to the "Stupid F*cking Bird" play that you are currently doing.  The f-word is a touchy one for some people, but if your company got away with advertising as such in a newspaper and on posters, go for it.  If they edited it, then maybe you should too.

Interestingly, it's edited in some places but not others. Left as-is on the poster outside the theatre, but in most places, there are strategically placed feathers over the word. :)

In one newspaper review, it was written "F--king", which I think is a good way of editing it...I think I will go with that. Thanks for the input!

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Re: Listing profanity on your resume.....
« Reply #5 on: Jun 24, 2013, 08:21 am »
That's a good choice.  I bet you get some interesting questions at your next job interview.  :)

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