Nancy Merlin Resume
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Location: Durham, NC, USA
School: Duke University
Major: Theater Studies

Nancy Merlin Resume

Nancy Merlin
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EDUCATION
Duke University, Bachelor of Arts – Theater Studies, Minor: English May 2019

WORK EXPERIENCE
Pig Iron Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA – Intern July 2019 – Sept 2019
• Will assistant stage manage Superterranean, a devised theater piece designed by Tony Award winner Mimi Lien
Mindspire Tutoring & Test Prep, Durham, NC – Librarian and Proctor March 2019 – Present
• Wrote over 50 sample SAT and ACT questions for a testing app
• Administered and graded up to 30 free practice SAT and ACT tests on weekends
• Kept stock of, scanned, and catalogued Mindspire’s test prep material
Wyzant, Remote – SAT, ACT and English Tutor Jan 2018 – Present
• Improved students’ SAT scores by at least 120 points and ACT scores by at least 6 points
• Student outcomes include acceptances to University of Southern California and Cornell University (undergraduate) and University of Michigan, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill (medical school)
• Edited essays in English, Public Policy, Biology, Nursing Studies, Music Theory, and Economics
Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Durham, NC – Company Member Nov 2015 – May 2017
• Applied theater coursework in acting, dramaturgy and stage management to a professional theater setting
• Attended rehearsals, built sets, coordinated schedules and communicated production information in a fast paced environment
Duke Bass Connections, Durham, NC – Student Researcher June 2015 – December 2015
• Researched the extent to which federal government agencies carried out Retrospective Regulatory Review
• Interviewed NC policy officials about challenges they faced conducting RRR and proposed solutions

PROJECTS
Monkey Paw/Monkey Claw Theater, Itinerant – Founder December 2018 – Present
• Created a production company to serve as the vehicle for my work as a director and visual artist
• Produced 3 art shows and directed a one-act play, with plans to direct another in June 2019
• Recruited local Durham, NC actors and designers to participate

AWARDS
Benenson Award in the Arts, Undergraduate Research Office – 2016 and 2019
Outstanding Acting Student Award, Duke Theater Studies – 2019

SKILLS
Illustration; Graphic Design; Acting; Directing; Design; Stage Management; Teaching; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop; Experienced in working with ESL students and adults, primarily Chinese and Russian-speaking students

LANGUAGES
Fluent in Russian; Beginner German; Beginner Spanish

Teaching; ESL; Russian; SAT; ACT; Acting; Directing