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My Sweet Resume

November 25, 2019

It’s been many years since I’ve had to whip out a resume for a prospective employer to view, (not to worry, Christ’s Lutheran Church readers! Not in the market for a change! Therefore my 18 year spiritual formation director portfolio is NOT included here:-)

But as an exercise in wresting some order from a rather disorderly existence, resume writing is hard to beat. I just dusted off my writing/acting resume to update and review. And as I pull it together, I am amazed at the sheer amount of stuff! My progeny might have certain la-de-da degrees (Naval Academy! The Curtis Institute! Berklee College of Music!) and I might have none, but I will not let that stop me from having a killer CV! Here we go!!

ELISE SEYFRIED

Author

 Unhaling, Underway, Everyday Matters and In Discovery (collections of humorous spiritual essays)

Columnist for Chestnut Hill Local (2010-18)

Freelance Writer for publications including: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Metropolis, Guideposts Magazine, The Lutheran Digest, Purple Clover, Modern Loss, Racked, Huff Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Living Lutheran Magazine

Lyricist for Stanley Drama Award-winning musical Flight, based on the life of American icon Howard Hughes

Over 250 skits, plays and devotions for Clergy Stuff, Arches n Bells, The Word in Season

Co-writer of 15 plays for children, and three comedy revues for grownups (Two Off the Aisle, Parents R Us and Parents R Still Us)

 Speaker

 Keynote speaker and featured speaker at dozens of events for libraries, church groups and other organizations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, also designs and leads memoir writing workshops for groups

Actor

 Multiple performances in theatres in Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN, Tampa, FL, Birmingham, AL; Hurricane, WV (1978-80). Roles included Cecily Pigeon, The Odd Couple; Toni Simmons, Cactus Flower; The Mute, The Fantasticks; Susan Hollander, Don’t Drink the Water

Producer

This is My Brave (an original show featuring true stories of mental illness) Philadelphia 2018; a new show will be performed in Ambler, PA October 2020

Co-founder and producer, Family Stages and the Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (1980-present)

Co-produced and performed in 15 different original children’s plays; over 4000 performances in schools, theatres, libraries, community centers (1980-2006)

 Other Items that Don’t Fit on Here but I Definitely Have Done

 Mother of five grown children. Duties included grocery shopping with two carts at a time, picking up 1,000,000 Legos from floor, washing countless smelly sports uniforms, encouraging/reminding/ nagging kids about doing homework, finishing all broccoli on plate, and washing their own smelly sports uniforms, driving in an endless carpool loop, PTA gift wrap fundraiser chair, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra cookbook fundraiser chair, #1 reader-alouder of Junie B. Jones books to the second grade).

Nana of two not-grown children Duties include lots of cuddling, a little coddling,  crayoning and Play-Doh-ing, baking cookies with them, bragging about them (adorable photos available on request, or even without request).

I guess that about wraps up my non-church worker life! Who IS this Wonder Woman? I am weary just reading about her!

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    I am an author (of four books, numerous plays, poetry and freelance articles,) a director (of Spiritual Formation at a Lutheran church,) and a producer (of five kids).

    I write about my hectic, funny, perfectly imperfect life.

    Please visit my website: www.eliseseyfried.com or email me at eliseseyf@gmail.com.

     

     

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