Attendance & Illness Policy
Cast members are required to be present and on time for all rehearsals. Arrive 10 minutes early. Roll is taken at all rehearsals.
You will have the opportunity on your audition form to tell the Artistic Team about any
planned absences, such as scheduled family vacations. If you have any unexcused absences, you may be taken out of the scene being taught, and may possibly be removed from the production. Note: Coming late or taking a cast member out of rehearsal early is the same as an absence, and needs to be planned just like any other absence.
Cast attendance is mandatory for Tech Week, and all performances. Arrive 10 minutes early for all call times. If you have an emergency, and will be late or will miss a rehearsal or performance, you must email Stage management at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Note: Regardless of reason, excused or unexcused, if a cast member misses rehearsal (or is late for rehearsal or leaves rehearsal early), unless it was previously stated AT AUDITIONS – there is a strong possibility that they will be cut from any scenes that were rehearsed that day. This is not a punishment; it is simply a natural consequence of the pace of our rehearsal schedule. New material is learned each week and then we move on. We don’t have the time to back up and re-teach material for cast members who were not present.
In order to have productive rehearsals, each student needs to be well enough to fully participate. If your student is sick or contagious with fever, strep throat, conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Chicken Pox, flu, rash or a cold with excessive sneezing or coughing, keep them home. Please make sure your student is free of contagious symptoms, including fever, for 24 hours before returning to rehearsals.
If your student needs to miss a rehearsal due to illness, they must email Stage Management the day prior, or as soon as possible, to be excused. If your student misses rehearsal more than 2 times due to illness, it will be evaluated by the artistic team whether they will need to be pulled from a the scene. This is not a punishment; it is the nature of the pace of our rehearsal schedule.