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Rehearsal Calendar Capstone Policy Ground Plan

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Overview / Policies for 2019 Spring Capstone Productions


-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 10.
- 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: 13 days (45.5 hours) of rehearsal + 2 hours of tech + 2 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 prior to Tech.
- Changeover rehearsal on Monday (Cycle 1) or Saturday (Cycle 2). All cast/crew called for evening.
- Dress rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday/Open Thursday, close Sunday
- 4 performances: Thursday, Friday Saturday, Sunday matinee.