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Course : Advanced Rehearsal and Production II

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Fall 2020
Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
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Advanced laboratory experience associated with the semester’s productions. Assigned tasks in performance and/or production.

The student’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Complete the “Cast and Crew Questionnaire.”
  • Check the department’s Facebook page for the crew list, which should be posted no later than the Monday following the first majors/minors meeting.
  • Contact your crew head and watch for crew work calls.
  • Complete 2-4 hours per week for each production. Cast members will complete 2 hours a week while the show they are cast in is in rehearsal. All others will complete 4 hours a week.
  • Crew heads must post crew meetings and weekly work calls.
  • Take and pass with 100% score all the Theatre Department Handbook quizzes. Quizzes will be posted on D2L. These quizzes will consist of 10 questions chosen from a pool, meaning that the questions will vary on each attempt. Each quiz will be available beginning noon Thursday of the week and will close at noon on Saturday of the week. Each quiz will have a maximum time limit. The ability to right click or change webpages during the quiz will be disabled. Students will have an unlimited number of attempts at each quiz but the quiz will be recorded as a 0 if the student does not score 100% on the final attempt.
  • If you are assigned to a running crew, you must attend a full run-through of the play before the first technical rehearsal (scenery, lighting, props) or before the first dress rehearsal (costumes, makeup).
  • Participation at strikes for mainstage and one-act productions is mandatory. Work obligations are not an excuse. You will earn a grade of “F” for that production for failure to attend strike.
  • Crew heads and crew members must complete and turn in evaluations of their crews    on D2L by the time of the Post-Production Meeting. Individuals not meeting this            deadline will receive a failing grade for that production.
  • On the first Monday after the first production of the semester has ended, work begins on the next production. Therefore, crew heads need to post meetings and work calls for the second production by the Monday following the closing of the previous production.
  • Both men and women who are cast in MSU Theatre productions must purchase acceptable rehearsal shoes.
  • Individuals assigned to scenery, lighting or properties must provide their own work goggles and canvas or leather work gloves.
  • Any questions or requests, such as requests for revisions of the crew lists, must be directed to the Professor of Record.
  • First semester theatre majors are required to attend a jury in December. All theatre majors and minors are required to have a jury at the end of spring semester.

Point value/grade distribution: 100-90=A, 89-80=B, 79-70=C, 69-60=D, 59-0=F

Weight of required duties: crew assignments – 50%, submission of crew/supervisor evaluations

– 10%, auditions/majors and minors meeting/post production meeting participation/attendance – 20%, online quizzes – 10%, additional duties as assigned – 10%


You must attend all crew calls. You are responsible for any information that you miss due to absenteeism. Excessive lateness may count as an absence and will be determined by the instructor.

Unavoidable absence – Jury duty, death in the family, etc. You must send notification by email to the faculty member supervising the crew/rehearsal explaining the situation prior to missing the class crew call/rehearsal. Be sure to include your name and your situation. If you are ill, notify the professor before class begins and you will receive an excused absence. If you test positive for Covid-19, you will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks and the professor will be notified.  If this happens, please notify the professor immediately so that a conversation can be held regarding work due during that period.


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