Instructions for Writing a Proper Bio
Bios should be short and to the point due to limited space. They may be written in first or third person. They should be personal and even original, but humble and not self-aggrandizing. A good limit is 3-4 normal sentences, no run-ons. Text type and emojis should not be included. It is helpful if a parent checks both grammar and content if the child writes the bio. Bios should NOT include the child’s role in the show – that info is elsewhere in the program. Please keep in mind that the info in these bios is public info. Don’t put any information in there you don’t want to be public knowledge. Bios are subject to edit.
Examples of HOW TO write a bio:
(12) John is an eighth grader. John is enjoying the opportunity to sing with his friends in this show. John plays the violin, rides his bike and longboard, and attends youth group regularly. Pretzels are his favorite snack (hint for Stargrams). John would like to thank his mom for driving him and Justin for his encouragement. Phil. 4:13
I am a homeschooled junior and I attend Lone Star. I have been in Les Mis (Cosette – NYT and Alley Theater), Willy Wonka (Oompa Loompa), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), and Annie, but Dark Night is by far my favorite. In my spare time I sing in the shower and flip burgers. Thank you to Dr. Mr. Prof. Horn for pushing me vocally in this production. Enjoy the show! Zephaniah 16:41
Examples of how NOT to write a bio:
John is 12 and a half years old, and in the eighth grade at Bowfield Elementary School in Spring. John has loved singing all his life, and is sooooo very excited to be in his 18th play. This time his sister Suzie Jane gets to be in the play with him. She’s finally old enough. John plays the role of Butch in this show and is thrilled to be singing in the ensemble with his friends. He is also good at the violin and has taken lesson (Suzuki method) for over 8 years now. He is a proud member of Smith Street Baptist Church at a member of their jr hi youth group. John loves to ride his long board, play video games, eat pretzels, and watch youtube videos about sky diving and dog grooming in his spare time. He is dying to learn to snow ski as well as he is very athletic. John would like to thank all the directors and his mother and his best friend’s dog for encouraging him throughout the show. He has learned so much more about singing and dancing. John loves his bittle Wesley to. Hey, Wes! You’re so cool! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Hi! My name is Sarah Brown and I’m 16 years old and a homeschooled junior at Lone Star. I am so very very very excited to be a lead broomstick in this great production of Harry Potter’s Dark Night. This is my favorite show ever and I have been waiting all my musical career to do this. I sing “Whistle While You Ride Your Broom” in the shower all the time. I have held leads in alot of shows: Les Mis with both NYT and the Alley Theatre (twice I have been Cosette), Willy Wonka (lead Ooompa Loompa soloist), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Annie (soloist for the Sun will come out tomorro and ensembele), Peter Pan (Wendy’s understudy and chorus), Joesph (dancing and singing girl chorus), Beauty and the Beast (second spoon stage right), and I was the main Tree in the my kindergarten production. Shout out to Dr. Mr. Prof. Horn for been such a very, very cool director and my all time fave. Shout out to my BFF Maggie to. Sorry you didn’t get to be a broomstick in this one. I love you all! I have had SUCH a good time on this show! It is my all time favorite. My favorite Bible verse is Zephaniah 16:41. Hope you all enjoy the show! Sit back and relax!