Participation Guidelines

The following rules have been created in order to create the best production possible, while also keeping in mind our goals of higher academics, creative thinking, self-discipline and awareness, and personal safety.  Please remember that a production team includes many, many people who have to work together in order to create a cohesive, collaborative whole.  While there is much individual talent, there is no one individual “star,” and only by working together can we achieve a successful performance as well as an educational production process.

Rehearsal, Build, and Production Rules

Attend all assigned rehearsals, tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, performances and strike.  Let the director or tech director know if you have issues with any dates so we can plan around them, or if there is an emergency please call her as soon as possible to alert her of your absence.

Be on time.  Ten people waiting around for one person to show up is no fun.

Be prepared.  Actors:  Bring your scripts, a pencil, energy, creative thinking, and an open mind.  Crew:  Bring your tools, work clothes, work shoes, hair ties, energy, creative thinking, and an open mind.

Treat yourself and those around you with respect and courtesy.

Follow school policies on discipline, safety, attendance, and academics.

Follow all pandemic safety guidelines.

Keep up that school work!  Theatre is fabulous, but don’t lose sight of why you’re really here.

Follow all crew building rules, including tool, clothing, and cage guidelines.  These are for your safety and the safety of others.

No food or drink on stage or backstage.  Water bottles are allowed off stage.

Only leave the rehearsal/building area to get a drink of water or go to the restroom.  We need you to stay close by so rehearsal/build can go smoothly and to ensure your own safety.

Clean up after yourself!  This includes the stage, costume rooms, cage and Dargusch.

Do not bring your friends or other outsiders to rehearsal and builds.

Learn your lines, work on your character, and memorize your blocking as soon as possible.  It will really show in your acting ability.

Whisper when others are working onstage.  Respect the fact that they are trying to perform better in order to add to the success of the entire production.

Listen to the director, designer, vocal director, and tech director.  We all want success, and we’re here to help make that happen.  Come to us if you have any problems and we’ll work it out together.

Take ownership.  This is your show, your character, your sweat, your talents, and your designs, so make it something you are proud of!  Give your best every day, and we will all succeed.

Major Offenses

The following offenses can result in the offending company member’s dismissal from the production/company and/or loss of Thespian/ Jr. Thespian points.

  1. Missing three or more scheduled rehearsals without a valid excuse (illness, family emergency, religious commitments, and conflicts approved by the director)

  1. Missing tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, performances, or strike

  1. Failure to pay the $25 annual pay to participate fee

  1. Gross misconduct during rehearsal/build time or aggression towards another company member

  1. Failure in one or more classes during the previous academic quarter (in accordance with Bexley City Schools academic eligibility policy)

  1. Failure to adhere to Bexley City Schools Code of Conduct, Safety Procedures and Drug/Alcohol Policy

  1. Failure to adhere to the Bexley Theatre Arts Company, Rehearsal, Production, and Set Building rules
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