Theatre Practice fulfills two functions:
Participation in Theatre Practice:
All Theatre majors must enroll in theatre practice for each semester of study in residence until graduation. Enrollment is handled through the individual's academic advisor.
Requirements for completing Theatre Practice:
Each Theatre Major is required to successfully complete Theatre Practice, in each semester they are in residence, up to a maximum of eight (8) credits. All minors must complete four (4) credits of Theatre Practice.
Theatre Practice assignments:
Theatre practice assignments are posted at the beginning of each semester on the departmental callboards. Other assignments (usually assigned to junior and seniors) are handled through advisement or by application.
Crew calls are posted weekly and no later than 24 hours in advance on the departmental callboards.
The attendance policy will be discussed at the general theatre practice meeting at the beginning of each semester.
Appropriate clothing for the health and safety of the individual student in the area is the responsibility of the student. Details are discussed at the first crew call.
Strike commences the Monday following the final performance of a production and proceeds according to a prearranged production schedule. All production staff, performers and called crews are required to assist until released by the production manager.
Each student is responsible for obtaining their Time Card from the Stage Manager or appropriate staff member and turning it in to the Departmental Office at the end of the semester.
End of the Year Strike
All theatre students are required to attend the last strike of the year regardless of whether they are involved in the last production. This departmental strike takes place over the space of two evenings: generally the Monday and Tuesday following the last performance of the last production of the year. All students are required to sign up for one of these two evenings. This is considered part of Theatre Practice.
Confused still? Ask questions of your advisor concerning procedures or policies.
Individuals cast in a production, with certain limited exceptions, are required to provide the necessary makeup and supplies for their roles. At the discretion of the artistic staff, specialized materials may be furnished by the production.
Use of Shop Space:
At the discretion of the shop supervisors, students may have the privilege of using shop space for private work providing there is no conflict with the classes, lab or crews. Use of space does not imply the private use of university controlled equipment. Materials and supplies in the shop are not for private use.
Rehearsal props, costumes and furniture:
Specialty items are available with permission of the production staff through the direct request of the class instructor.
Props, costumes and furniture for productions:
Items for department supported productions are available:
All rehearsal and production items must be returned in condition acceptable to the technical staff during the scheduled strike of that production.
Borrowed props, furniture and costumes:
Items borrowed from organizations and individuals other than the Department of Theatre and Dance:
All arrangements for the return of the item(s) must be made when borrowed.
Actor responsibilities with props and furniture: