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Overview / Policies for 2018 Spring Capstone Productions

11/8/17- subject to change


  • Two cycles of Capstone Productions, all produced in Byron Theater.
  • Number of productions in each cycle determined by resource needs.
  • Each production may run up to 10 minutes in length, with a maximum changeover time of 5 minutes.
  • Venue seating and rep light plot will be the same for both cycles.
  • $500 budget per producing Senior.
  • The Department will pay the first $200 of any royalties/licensing fees. Fees above $200 will be paid out of the $500 show budget. Productions from public domain do not receive royalties as "extra" funding.


  • Producing Seniors are expected to drive the process on enlisting design/artistic teams for their show.
  • Seniors must confirm their design staff with faculty advisors by January 3.
  • Students wishing to count Festival as production requirement must hold a position in TWO cycles.
  • Design positions will be available in each cycle (Lighting, Scenic, Costume, Sound)
  • Crew positions will be available in each cycle (Board Op, SM, Costume, Deck)


  • Auditions will take place Week 10 of the Winter quarter.
  • No precasting. Anyone wishing to act must go through the audition/callback/rep casting process. All actors must embrace the casting they receive. Declining a role is not an option.
  • All actors in a Cycle will act as scene change/deck crew for their cycle.

Senior Class Requirements

  • Seniors to enroll in Practicum in Spring Quarter.


  • Each cycle will be rehearsed, built, and performed in four-week slots: 11 days (45.5 hours) of rehearsal + 2 hours of tech + 3 dress rehearsals + 4 performances
  • Cycle 1 = Weeks 1, 2, 3 & 4 of Spring Quarter,
  • Cycle 2 = Weeks 6, 7, 8, 9 of Spring Quarter
  • Basic rehearsal format: 7:00 – 10:30pm, Mon – Fri, + 3.5 hrs on Sat.
  • No rehearsals, construction, planning on Sundays.
  • No other rehearsal times are allowed.
  • Build Schedule: 2:30 – 6:00pm, Mon, Wed, Fri, with assigned build times for each show.
  • Light Parade for each show Thursday before Tech, Tech on Friday or Saturday
  • Dress rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/Open Thursday, close Sunday
  • 4 performances: Thursday, Friday Saturday, Sunday matinee.
  • All-Company Strike 5/31: Company of ALL CYCLES clear JMAC, strike to Newman.