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Course : Rehearsal & Production I

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Spring 2020
Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
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The evaluation form that will be used to assess students’ performance in the courses is attached.  A schedule of the production season and theatre events will also be provided.

The student’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Complete the “Cast and Crew Questionnaire.”
  • Check the Theatre Callboard (the bulletin board outside the Green Room) 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 4-8 hours per week for each production.
  • Crew heads must post crew meetings and weekly work calls.
  • 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 must complete and turn in evaluations of their crews by the time of the Post‑Production Evaluation.  Crew heads 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 at the Post-Production Evaluation for the first production.
  • Both men and women who are cast in MSU Theatre productions must purchase acceptable rehearsal shoes.
  • Any questions or requests, such as requests for revisions of the crew lists, must be directed to the Professor of Record.
  • Freshman 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.



Withdrawals: It is the responsibility of the student to properly withdraw.

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 – 60%, submission of crew/supervisor evaluations – 10%, auditions/majors and minors meeting participation/attendance – 20%, 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 instructor explaining the situation prior to missing the class. Be sure to include your name and your situation

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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